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Agbakoba suggests that Buhari is an ‘unpopular choice’

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Former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Dr Okota Agbakoba has suggested that the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election was an unpopular choice.

According to him, this has left many people “aggrieved and dissatisfied”.

The former NBA leader who stated this in a statement by his media assistant, Niyi Odunmorayo, however encouraged Nigerians not to despair, but to work collectively to ensure a popular choice always emerges from the nation’s democratic system.

His statement read “I feel strongly called upon to reach out to my brothers and sisters on the state of our democracy.

“Democracy has always been about majority rule and when there is the emergence of an “unpopular choice”, it leaves many people aggrieved and dissatisfied.

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“The just concluded elections give credence to this. But I strongly believe that there is hope for us as a people and as a nation. We have a collective duty to perfect our democracy so it always produces the popular choice.

“I have worked all my life to enthrone democracy and I am committed to perfecting it.

“I enjoin us as citizens to continue to hold government accountable and continue to advocate for the strengthening of our institutions, restructuring of our system of governance and upholding of the rule of law. Only then can we make progress as a nation.

“In the meantime, I leave you with the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt “This great nation will endure as it has always endured, our hopes will be revived again and our nation will prosper”.

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