Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has vowed that democracy in Nigeria will survive series of terrorism that has been ongoing in various parts of the country.
“Nigerian democracy can and must withstand terror. Whether the terror is from insurgents or from desperate politicians, in the end, democracy must prevail.”
In a statement released his Media Office in Abuja today, the APC chieftain made specific reference to Tuesday’s bombings in the country, during which several people lost their lives. There was a bomb blast in Yobe State in which several people were injured and explosion at the APC gubernatorial campaign rally in Okrika, Rivers State.
Atiku called on Nigerians to remain calm and prayerful, observing that Nigeria’s democracy is on trial. He made it clear that no matter what efforts were applied to the contrary, Nigerians should never give up their desire for change.
The former Vice President called for a strong bipartisan signal or approach against those who are willing to sacrifice the nation for political gain.
“Our political elders must lift up their voices against violent desperados within their parties, and anyone found guilty should be punished severely and openly.”
Atiku advised Nigerians to continue to remain vigilant, especially at this election period, and to report any suspicious people or activities to the relevant authorities. [myad]