Bayelsa, Kogi polls: Balarabe Musa, youth leader say Nigeria’s democracy under threat

Sat Nov 23rd, 2019 - Bayelsa

Alhaji Balarabe Musa

• ‘It’s Rehearsal For 2023’
Following the conduct and outcome of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, a former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, and some youths in the north said the country’s democracy is now under serious threat as a result of the violation of the electoral process.

Both Musa and the President of Arewa Youths for Progress and Development (AYDP), Danjuma Sarki, explained that the political thuggery, use of firearms against voters and killings in the two states during the conduct of the polls was a signpost to danger ahead of the 2023 general elections, urging the federal government to ensure the safety of the country’s democracy.

Besides, Musa, in an interview with The Guardian, said there was clear evidence that with recent events in the country and the use of electoral processes under the present administration, the country is heading towards political quagmire.




source: Guardian