Chief Martin Onovo, Head, Policy Positions, Movement for Fundamental Change (MFC), has described the current All Progressives Congress (APC) administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari as the worst the country has had.
Onovo, the 2015 presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), who spoke to Sunday Independent on this year’s Democracy Day, said his organisation belongs to and support the groups that wished to mark the day with a ‘Buhari must go’ campaign.
He maintained that the campaign was the most appropriate as Buhari had shown himself to be the worst ruler ever in Nigeria and the greatest enemy of democracy in Nigeria.
Onovo stressed: “The principal pillars of democracy are the rule-of-law and the ‘integrity of the ballot’. Both have been deleted by the ruling party through the Gen. Buhari government.
“Violations of the constitution are routine. Violations of court orders are with impunity. INEC after the fraudulent 2019 charade elections got to court to deny its own server that could have exposed their fraud.
“Another important feature of democracy is popular participation through representation. With Gen. Buhari’s globally acclaimed ethnic bigotry and religious fanaticism many groups have been almost totally excluded.
“The most severely affected groups are Northern Christian and South-easterners. The Southern Governors forum implied this very clearly in their communique.”
Onovo maintained that sectionalism had been violating the principles of democracy and the Nigerian Constitution, stressing that Buhari had never attempted to conceal his envy, hatred and desperation to exclude the South East.
“This cannot be tolerated in a democracy. The most appropriate theme for this year’s Democracy Day is ‘Buhari must go’. That is our position and that is our campaign,” he added.