Nigeria’s democracy now fraudulent, says Okei-Odumakin

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A socio-political activist and President of Women Arise, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, has said the electoral fraud might have become legalised and institutionalised in Nigeria, despite being the very thing that the June 12 struggle was against.

The activist said this in a statement to commemorate the June 12.

She said it was unfortunate that the electoral process in the country had been monetised.

She said, “Today, the election space has been totally militarised and monetised as indeed the entire society. People speak about N100m like sachet water and thousands of dollars for delegates in the face of an impoverished populace.

“June 12 is asking us questions we must answer quickly. We don’t have much time left. It presents itself to us as a status mark on the global timeline where we have been left behind even by some African countries.”

Okei-Odumakin demanded that the history of Nigeria and the June 12 struggle should be taught in schools.

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