The former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate Sen. Prof. Ike Ekweremadu has described the political crises in Edo state as an embarrassment and an affront to Nigerian democracy.
Senator Ekweremadu was speaking on the sideline of the Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congress to elect new executives of the party at the state level.
According to Prof. Ekweremadu, the people of Edo state should be given the opportunity to exercise their franchise and elect who they want as their leader.
He called on all the players irrespective of party affiliation to desist from any act that will threaten the young democracy of Nigeria.
“What is happening in Edo State is an
affront in democracy, I believe this is not supposed to be so.
“The people should be allowed to decide who their leader should be and that is the difference between democracy and other forms of government.
“So, the issue and attitude of bringing in thugs, bringing in security men to come and determine the will of the people is anti-democracy, I cannot support that kind of attitude.
“I want to appeal to all the players in Edo State, both PDP, APC, and other political parties, to give peace a chance and allow the good people of Edo State to elect their leaders.
“Unless we do that, we are undermining our democracy,” he concluded.