Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the democracy being practised in Nigeria is still a work in progress.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Nigeria says Nigeria’s democracy is not yet a “full-blown”.
He said everyone must work towards moving Nigeria from being a “civilian dispensation” to a true democracy.
The Jagaban Borgu poke in Lagos at the weekend when he received the National Icon of Democracy award at the Tell Awards for Excellence 2016.
It was held at the Civic Centre on Victoria Island on Saturday night.
Tinubu, represented by former Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Dele Alake, said some of the tenets of democracy were still lacking, adding that such heights could be attained.
“This civilian dispensation that we have – we don’t call it full blown democracy. What we have today is a civilian dispensation. So, our democracy is a work in progress, and we believe by the grace of God that we’ll achieve full blown democracy in our time.
“So, every one of us must work towards full blown democracy in Nigeria. We all know the tenets and principles of full blown democracy. And we hope we shall achieve them in our own time in Nigeria,” he said.
Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade and his Borno counterpart Kashim Shettima jointly won the Governor of the Year Award. Ayade was represented by Deputy Governor Prof. Ivara Esu.
First Lady Mrs. Aisha Buhari was named the Woman of the Year. She was represented by her Chief of Staff Dr. Hajo Sani.