Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday, expressed concern over Nigeria’s democracy.
According to him, while democracy in the western world, especially in the United States of America, has continued to flourish based on established moral values and ability to serve, Nigeria’s democracy is driven by sheer sentiment anchored on tribalism, geographical and religious backgrounds.
Okorocha, who spoke at an interactive session with newsmen to mark the 2018 Democracy Day in Owerri, capital of the state, raised the alarm that religious sentiments had derailed the democratic process in the country.
He said, “We do not see democracy as it should be. Here, the Boko Haram sect and Hausa/Fulani herdsmen continue to torment us and we have not come together to fight these monsters. Some people see the Boko Haram issue and that of the Indigenous People of Biafra as Hausa and Igbo affairs respectively but this perception cannot help us.”