In a crucial and impassioned call to action, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has implored opposition political parties in Nigeria to unite and establish a formidable coalition.
Abubakar emphasized the urgent need for a robust opposition to prevent the All Progressives Congress (APC) from transforming Nigeria into a one-party state.
Addressing a high-profile delegation from the national executive committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council Nigeria (IPAC) on Tuesday, Atiku Abubakar articulated his concerns about the state of democracy in Nigeria.
He warned that the nation’s hard-earned democracy was at risk unless a viable opposition emerged to counteract the dominance of the APC.
During the meeting, Abubakar stated, “You have come here today to say that we should cooperate in order to promote democracy. But the truth of the matter is that our democracy is fast becoming a one-party system, and of course, you know that when we have a one-party system, we should just forget about democracy.”
He went on to highlight the worrisome trend of the APC consolidating power, remarking, “We have all seen how the APC is increasingly turning Nigeria into a dictatorship of one party. If we don’t come together to challenge what the ruling party is trying to create, our democracy will suffer for it, and the consequences of it will affect the generations yet unborn. The project of protecting democracy in our country is not about just one man.”