Forces Out To Truncate Nigeria’s Democracy –JonathanFeatured, Latest News, News, Politics Thursday, June 12th, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan says some ‘’anti-democratic’’ forces are working to scuttle the 2015 elections.
President Jonathan raised the alarm at the All Nigeria Political Parties and Political Stakeholders Summit, Abuja, one of the series of events held, on Thursday, across the country in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential polls presumably won by late Chief MKO Abiola.
The president, who said that the forces were operating under the cover of political parties to truncate the hard-won democratic liberty in the country also noted that the intention of the anti-democratic forces was to derail the 2015 general elections.
“There are still very remorseless anti-democratic forces operating in the political system, ever ready to exploit lapses in the management of our political and electoral processes. Some of these forces may indeed during the forth-coming elections, through their lifestyle, truncate the nation’s hard-won democratic liberty.
“But dear compatriots, with respect to the 2015 elections in particular and our journey as a nation in general, we must never allow these negative forces to prevail. The onset of the Fourth Republic, the institutionalization of the inter-party mechanism was domiciled in the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Inter-Party Affairs.
The president however, said that to avert the failure of the elections, all political stakeholders should support his administration with a view to promoting all-inclusive democratic process for the country.
Other speakers at the occasion include Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, former Head of State. Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ahmadu Mu’azu and Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje.
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