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Onaiyekan: Many Politicians Are Not Interested In Democracy

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Abuja, on Thursday, claimed that the majority of the politicians vying for different political positions are not interested in democracy.

Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Cardinal Onaiyekan said many of the political actors only want power by all means and are not interested in the service to the people.

Onaiyekan contended that the reason many political leaders are only looking to compromise the system and infuriate the demand of the people is because they have the resources to do so.

The cleric stressed that basic questions still linger as regards what the nation really wants in terms of governance and democracy and those who lead the country.

Onaiyekan also opined that the country should have rulers who do not labour under questions of legitimacy but well-proven democracy.

“It is no longer business as usual, we must go back to ourselves as a nation. If we decide we would rule ourselves democratically, we must all accept the rules of democracy.

“And those who want to be in power should allow that rule to run its course. This anomalous situation should end,” he said.

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