A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said Nigerians are only mourning over what he termed “lack of democracy” under President Muhammadu Buhari and not the celebration of ‘Democracy Day.”
Fayose, in a statement issued on his behalf by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, on Friday, alleged that Nigeria has nothing to celebrate in terms of democratic governance and practices.
The ex-governor accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of destroying the tenets of democracy, adding 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 gun point.”
“Democracy will return to Nigeria again after President Buhari’s tenure,” Fayose said in the statement.
“Today, there is no democracy to celebrate and I have not stopped wondering how we got here in Nigeria. 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.”