Nigeria’s Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said there is no substitute for democracy and he advised Nigerians not to hand over the nation and democracy to people he described as ‘thieves and hooligans’.
The former president said this at the launch of Goodluck Jonathan’s book in Abuja, on Tuesday November 20th. Speaking at the event, Obasanjo said
“There is still no substitute for democracy when all is said and done. It fosters peace. It builds and does not destroy. It unifies, rather than divides. But all these can only happen if democracy is in the hands of democrats. If it is in the hands of thieves and hooligans, they can use it as a weapon. We should ensure hooligans don’t get it.”