Northern Elders Forum Spokesman Professor Ango Abdullahi

Northern Elders Forum Spokesman Prof Ango Abdullahi says the major problems facing Nigeria’s democracy were the politicians, the press, the judiciary, and voters.

Abdullahi, who spoke at the Newsmaker Lecture organised by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria’s chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Ibadan on Thursday, said the leaders should be held responsible if any nation failed.

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He argued that the late nationalists, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and Ahmadu Bello, worked sincerely for Nigeria to prosper as a nation despite coming from different historical backgrounds.

He also wondered why many politicians were spending so much money ahead of the 2019 general elections, stressing that an honest politician only had to prove his capacity to the voters instead of spending money.