Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has appealed to Nigerians to collectively defend and stand firm for democracy.
Jonathan made the call on Thursday in Onitsha at the grand finale campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Anambra, Oseloka Obaze ahead of Saturday’s election.
The former President said democracy was not about conducting elections only but seeing that elections are free and fair.
“We must collectively defend democracy in the country because no matter what you are, until you are able to elect your leader peacefully, the international community will not take you as developed society.
“Where elections are manipulated, there is no election.
“We use this opportunity to mobilise all Nigerians, especially the people of the state to stand firm for democracy and to do everything to protect democracy,” Jonathan said.