Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, minority leader of the senate has said the current administration consists mostly of autocrats, hence is having a difficult time comprehending what democracy really is.
Abaribe said this at the government house in Port Harcourt on Thursday during a condolence visit by the Senate Minority Caucus to the state governor, Nyesom Wike, who lost his uncle, late Charles Wike.
“We understand the difficulty every Nigerian is feeling today. We understand the pains most Nigerians are going through today. We understand that those who came on the platform of change have ended up even being worse than those that they came to change.
“The disappointment; the disillusionment that most Nigerians are feeling today is our responsibility to bring to the fore in our public debate.
“We have been keeping up with our ideals. Democracy is difficult for some people to really fathom. I think that is why the government at the centre is finding it really difficult.
“You cannot have democracy without having democrats. Only democrats can give you democracy. Autocrats can never give you democracy. What autocrats want at every time is to say that their word is the law.”