June 12: Atiku criticizes opposition for failing to unite

The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said the failure of the opposition to unite is threatening Nigeria’s democracy.

Atiku said the failure of opposition political parties to form a coalition and articulate a plan of good governance makes them more guilty than the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He stated this in a statement to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day.

Atiku said: “The historical timeline of the struggle that birthed this democracy is abundant with a series of coalitions and alliances amongst the political leaderships of that era to flush away the vestiges of military and dictatorial governance in order to return power to the people.

“It is commendable that for 25 years, we have witnessed an uninterrupted season of electoral politics. It is an unprecedented epoch in our history.

“It is worthy of celebration and commendation must go to the people of our great country. I must also congratulate the political class for having embraced the rectitude of nurturing a democracy, as well as the civil society. It is important that all stakeholders continue to do their bit to ensure the sustainability of our democracy.

“Today, the failings of the opposition parties to uphold the functionality of their existence are a major threat to our democracy. The earlier they realise that the fortunes of Nigeria lie in their forging a coalition, the better it will be for our country and the people.”

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