A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), has said that the 2019 general elections will be a test case for the country’s democracy.
Abdulsalami, who pleaded with politicians to stop heating up the polity, said: “The coming 2019 general elections would be a test case that Nigeria’s democracy has come of age and I, therefore, urge Nigerians to put aside their differences by ensuring hitch free polls.”
The former head of state stated this while answering questions on Tuesday from journalists after the Eid-el Kabir prayers at Minna Central mosque, insisting that politicians in the country were unnecessarily heating up the polity and creating fears in the minds of the electorate.
He also called for a change in the way they approach politics, especially with forthcoming elections.
“Nigeria’s political space is being needlessly heated up by politicians and enduring political culture can only be built when politicians adhere to the rules of the game”, he said.
According to him, politicians need to know that leadership comes from God who gives it to who he wishes.
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