Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Attahiru Jega, has said politicians were the greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
Jega stated this at an election programme ‘Watching the Vote Series”with the theme “Is Nigeria’s Democracy Under Threat? organised by Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement in Abuja.
According to him, the biggest threat is the recklessness of politicians to undermine Nigeria’s democracy, thereby destabilising the process of development.
He added that Nigeria like all countries face threats to its democracy, therefore the need to identify threats that have the tendency to derail the development of democracy and address them.
The former INEC boss, therefore, advised that Nigerians should have quality representatives that would provide good governance and protect the interest of the people.