A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has said Nigeria’s democracy is now under threat because of godfathers.
In a statement on Friday titled, ‘We must respect the will of the people’, George said, “Our democracy which has been sustained for almost 20 years is now wobbly, unsteady, and fraught with all kinds of aberrations.
“Little tin pot men playing godfathers are springing up everywhere; planting their agents across the nation. Thus, the very fundamental core of liberty is being dismantled.”
Goerge added, “At the end of the day, everyone becomes a victim of the tyranny of a vain, greedy minority. But this nation can do better. Let us rebuild our moral ethos.
“Let us recommit ourselves to the core integrity of the Athenian Democracy where the popular will reign supreme over the narrow interest of the few.
“It is how we handle the coming elections that will invariably decide the future of our nation and our collective destiny. I pray that we commit ourselves towards a more redeeming and enlightening national vision.”