Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president in the 2023 election, claimed that Nigeria is steadily losing respect for the rule of law, one of the most important  factors that contribute to a great nation.

He said this in a statement shared on his Twitter account on September 15 in honor of International Democracy Day.

All Nigerians were urged by the former governor of Anambra State to continue advancing and defending democracy in our country.

In order to strengthen and expand our country’s democracy, Obi remarked, “We must constantly remind ourselves that we must work together. Nigeria’s democracy was founded on a number of values and principles, as is currently being seen in the country. If this erosion of those principles is not stopped, it would only cause the country to descend further into anarchy.

Our country’s efforts to uphold democracy have been hampered by the current trend of widespread corruption, abuse of the constitution, disregard for the rule of law, and transactional politics that affects the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.

As a result, the pendulum of true democracy has continued to swing dangerously away from our beloved country. One of the most important intangible factors contributing to a great nation is respect for the rule of law, which is something we are gradually losing.

I urge all Nigerians to continue to be dedicated to establishing and defending our country’s democracy. I reaffirm my dedication to a brand-new Nigeria that is truly democratic. I’m only participating in this conflict for the benefit of our society.

I firmly believe that if Nigeria is given strong leadership, as I offer to do, it will be favorable to every Nigerian. As a result, I have a vision of a New and genuinely democratic Nigeria. It is possible for Nigeria to become a new and truly democratic country, so we must not lose up on it.