There Is No Alternative To Democracy — Obasanjo

OBJ with NANS

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has pledged to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to succeed. According to him, there is no alternative to democracy.

Speaking on Friday at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta when officials of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) paid him a visit, the former president, while narrating his near-death experience under the late Abacha administration, recalled that he and some retired military officers and civilians were jailed in 1995 for allegedly plotting to overthrow the administration. He was released after Abacha’s death in 1998.

“The alternative to democracy is worse than democracy. I experienced that. Abacha put me in prison and I was about to be killed. If it was under democracy (democratic rule) that would not happen.

“I will work for the success of this current dispensation. There is no excuse, because there is no alternative to democracy.

“The alternative to democracy is worse than democracy. I experienced that. Abacha put me in prison and I was about to be killed. If it was under democracy (democratic rule), that would not happen,” Obasanjo said.

The former president said no matter what the critics of President Muhammadu Buhari might be saying, in the last two and a half months Nigerians had started to witness a Nigeria of their dreams.

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