Atiku Abubakar on Deepening Democracy in Nigeria
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Atiku who spoke as a guest speaker at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday, lamented the over-bearing attitude of Nigerian and other African leaders whom he said often see the opposition as enemies of the state.
In the same lecture, Atiku also rebuffed widespread insinuations that Nigeria is a nation of crooks; he asserted that most Nigerians were hardworking people in productive ventures wherever they are found in the world.
In his paper entitled, 'Deepening Democracy in Nigeria: Implications for Africa,' Atiku Abubakar said as a result of such lip-service to democratic principles, "disregard for rules and regulations and the utter impunity with which they are committed," has led to what he called "the militarisation of democracy."