VICE presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has said corruption, insecurity of lives and property, as well as economic hardship are the greatest threats to Nigeria’s democracy.
In a message to mark this year’s International Democracy Day, Obi noted that the high level of corruption among political leaders at all levels of government seriously threaten the country’s democracy.
He added that economic hardship and worsening poverty are also hampering the nation’s democracy.
Obi stressed that unless Nigerians, especially the political leaders, including himself, imbibed accountability, political responsibility and financial prudence, the nation’s democracy would continue to suffer under corruption.
He said: “We must now begin to hold our political office holders accountable and demand transparency in the execution of public projects so that we can stamp out the cankerworm of corruption eating deep into our private and public institutions.”