Peter Obi

Int’l Democracy Day: Nigeria Suffering From Endemic Corruption — Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, lamented on Friday that the very ideals upon which Nigeria’s democracy is built are being eroded on a daily basis, adding that the country is currently suffering from a trend of endemic corruption, abuse of the constitution, disrespect for the rule of law, and transactional politics across all three arms of government.

The former Anambra Governor disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He added, however, that he would continue to make himself available to offer the good leadership that Nigeria needs because he believes a better Nigeria is possible.

Obi told Nigerians not to give up despite the current happenings in Nigeria.

The LP presidential candidate made the observations and submissions in a statement to mark 2023 International Democracy Day.

His words: “On this year’s celebration of International Democracy Day, we must remind ourselves of the need to work together to build and deepen our nation’s democracy.

“As witnessed in the country today, the mindless erosion of the very ideals and tenets on which Nigeria’s democracy was built, if not checked, will only push the nation deeper into lawlessness.

“The current trend of endemic corruption, abuse of the constitution, disrespect for the rule of law, and transactional politics, which cuts across the executive, legislative, and judicial arms of government, has continued to conflict with our nation’s enforcement of democracy.

“Consequently, our dear nation has continued to swing dangerously away from the boundaries of true democracy. Gradually, we are losing one of the biggest intangible assets that makes a nation strong, which is respect for the rule of law.

“I call on all Nigerians to remain committed to building and reinforcing our nation’s democracy. Once again, I restate my commitment to a new and truly democratic Nigeria. I am in this struggle solely for the betterment of our society.

“My vision of a new and truly democratic Nigeria is borne out of the deep conviction that Nigeria, if given good leadership, as I offer to give, will be beneficial to every Nigerian.

“We must not give up on our nation because a new and truly democratic Nigeria is possible.

“Happy International Democracy Day, Nigeria.”