Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, said on Friday that there was no democracy to be celebrated on the occasion of the country’s 2020 Democracy Day.
He said, “Democracy will return to Nigeria again after President Buhari’s tenure. I am sure
Nigerians will still recall that I warned them in 2015.
“The people mourn when the wicked are in
authority while they rejoice when the righteous are in leadership. Today, Nigerians are mourning.
“Nevertheless, we must all keep hope alive because, after darkness, there will definitely be light.” The former governor, in a statement by his
media aide, Lere Olayinka, on the June 12 Democracy Day celebration, said, “Today, there
is no democracy to celebrate and I have not stopped wondering how we got here in Nigeria”.
The People’s Democratic Party chieftain said, “It
was painful that the “legacy of free, fair and transparent elections bequeathed to Nigeria by the PDP government has been destroyed with
elections in the country now being held at gunpoint.”
He decried the alleged “open display of contempt
for free, fair and transparent election” by the All
Progressives Congress government, saying,
“Peace and prosperity can only be achieved when leaders earn legitimacy through the ballot”.