Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria is continuously moving towards dictatorship.
The former president expressed this at the 70th birthday celebration of Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja.
Speaking on the theme of the occasion, ‘Nigeria’s Unfinished Greatness: Next Steps’, Jonathan asked Nigerians to stay vigilant and united to pick leaders that will lead the nation to the promised land.
He said, “The task before all of us is not to lower our guard, lest the democracy we cherish today, succumbs to threats and recedes into fascism tomorrow and there are signs already.
“Looking at the states and so on, we are derailing towards quasi-fascist form of government, but democracy is not only about winning elections alone, it is about accommodation.
“We as leaders at the center and at the state level, especially at this time when elections are coming, must accommodate different views.”
Jonathan encouraged young people that have registered for the 2023 elections to try to walk their talk by ensuring they vote on election day.