- The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has said that Nigeria is yet to exhibit expected signs of democracy
- Tinubu said the democracy being practiced in Nigeria cannot be called a full blown democracy
- The APC leader said Nigeria's democracy is still a work in progress
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has said that Nigeria is yet to exhibit expected signs of democracy.
Tinubu said the democracy being practiced in Nigeria cannot be called a full blown democracy.
Speaking in Lagos on Sunday, June 18, when he received the national icon of democracy award at the Tell Awards for Excellence, Tinubu said Nigeria's democracy is still a work in progress.
The APC national leader who was represented by a former Lagos commissioner for information and strategy Dele Alake said Nigerians must adhere to the tenets and principles of a full blown democracy.
“This civilian dispensation that we have – we don’t call it full blown democracy.
“What we have today is a civilian dispensation. So, our democracy is a work in progress, and we believe by the grace of God that we’ll achieve full blown democracy in our time," he said.
“So, every one of us must work towards full blown democracy in Nigeria. We all know the tenets and principles of full blown democracy. And we hope we shall achieve them in our own time in Nigeria.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Tinubu indicated interest in Nigeria's presidential seat in 2019.
The APC leader said he could run for presidency in the next general election.
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He also said that he views running for political office in Nigeria including the presidency as an opportunity for every Nigerian to serve his country.
The APC leader also urged all Nigerian especially detractors to end rumours on President Muhammadu Buhari's health condition.
You can watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nigerians blasting President Buhari: