Pat Utomi names issues threatening democracy in Nigeria

Pat Utomi, the leader of the National Consultative Front, has said that Nigeria’s democracy is being threatened by some issued that need to be addressed.

In a statement he signed, he highlighted the issues to be violence, corruption, a challenging economy, the disastrous state of both education and health care system.

According to him, if they are not addressed, democracy in Nigeria is doomed.

The statement reads: “I have noted some unpleasant trends which if unchecked threaten the legitimacy of the Nigerian State and its democratic order.

“Our goal is to check the slide and restore popular trust in Democratic way as well as in our institutions, currently being suffocated by the politics of State capture and power erosion with attendant consequences, which include violence in Nigeria at large, which begs the question of the traditional definition of the State as the sovereign with a monopoly of (lawful) use of violence.

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“Equally threatening the social order and state legitimacy are widespread culture of corruption, the gulf between Government and the people as well as the state and society. Challenging economy, even as we approach the end of the age of crude oil, others are failing state-owned enterprises, and the disastrous state of both education and health care among a variety of other challenges are critical issues requiring urgent citizens’ engagements.

“These matters are beyond partisan but all constitute existential threat to Nigeria as a nation. Most of us believe that to solve these problems and save our dear nation from these leadership pandemic, all citizens ought to take ownership of the problems and act in ways that can lead to their resolution.

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“However, many presently do not act as citizens for a variety of reasons. We, therefore, believe the first duty of enlightened leadership is to wake up the citizen.”

Apegg Adeneyo

Apegg Adeneyo, writes entertainment and national news on Kemi Filani News .A passionate writer who loves to disseminate informative reports on topics bordering on celebrities, lifestyle, sports and politics. With aspirations to reach the top. Loves football and epic movies set in the medieval times. A graduate of Economics (LAUTECH).Tel: +2348061000090 Address: 13 Akonwonjo, Egbeda, Lagos, Nigeria

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