FORMER OSHA DEPUTY SPEAKER CONGRATULATES NIGERIANS
Former Deputy Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Adegboye Akintunde has congratulated Nigerians on the first officially recognized celebration of Democracy Day on the famous June 12 to celebrate the presumed winner of the 1993 June 12 Presidential Election, Chief MKO Abiola and also to reflect on the struggle for entrenching democracy in the country.
Akintunde described the APC led administration under President Muhammadu Buhari as a government that listens and shares the pains and aspirations of ordinary Nigerians by giving official recognition to June 12 that is seen as the foundation of the struggle for Democracy in the country.
He said what his predecessors could not do, President Buhari has done; a proof that he is an outstanding democrat who believe in the norms and principles of a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
He said 20 years of uninterrupted democracy in the country is a sign that the people of Nigeria has decided to be managing their affairs without the interference of the military, hence the need to strengthen institutions that will make democracy to flourish more in the country.
Adegboye said there is no gainsaying that the gains recorded in 20 years is far more better compared to the time the military held sway in the country, stressing that Nigerians should cooperate with and support the current administration to take the country to the next level of development.
He described Chief MKO Abiola as a man of the people and a detribalized Nigerian who everyone that come across him while alive had a pleasant story to tell.
He urged Nigerians to take a clue from the life of Chief Abiola who believe in reaching out to the common man around him without minding their tribe, religion or colour, stressing that June 12 represents peace, unity and integrity.
He said the official recognition of June 12 is a great achievement that every sensible democrat should give credit to President Muhammadu Buhari and APC led government for the laudable gesture of remembering the efforts of one of our past heroes.
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