Nigeria’s former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will deliver the dividends of democracy. These remarks of the former presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came in the wake of Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration on Sunday, May 29.
According to Atiku, democracy, despite its limitations and challenges, remains the best form of government anywhere in the world, explaining further that the freedom of choice is one of the most important ingredients of the democratic system. A statement on his media group’s Facebook wall read in part. He also lent his voice on the present challenges facing the ordinary Nigerians, saying: “no democratically elected government would intentionally hurt the voters that put it into office” and explained that the APC administration remains committed to the welfare of Nigerians, and that the current challenges are temporary. The 2016 budget, he averred, is specifically targeted to address the basic needs of the ordinary Nigerians, explaining that the implementation of the budget would bring succour to Nigerians as he urged Nigerians not to lose hope because of the current temporary challenges that they are going through.