JUNE 12: A LANDMARK FOR DEMOCRACY | AfriTV Online

By preserving June 12 as Democracy day, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that the passage of time does not diminish audacious restitution. On a memorable day like this, the President needs to commence reflection on his administra...

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JUNE 12: A LANDMARK FOR DEMOCRACY

Published by: Tobiloba Chelsea
06/12/2020 01:41 PM

By preserving June 12 as Democracy day, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that the passage of time does not diminish audacious restitution. On a memorable day like this, the President needs to commence reflection on his administration and legacy he plans to bequeath by the year 2023. 

 

Nigeria’s Democracy Day represents a public holiday aimed at commemorating democracy restoration in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This day represents the time the military coup handed over power to the designated civilian government in 1999. Marking the foundation of the longest unremitting civilian rule, since the country's independence. 

 

Several individuals struggled, sacrificed, and labored for Democracy, these individuals tussled, not just to establish a democracy day but to ensure Nigeria exists every day as a democracy day. Democracy day has to do with adhering to and living by the enlightened premise that every human is of crucial value and possess the fundamental human right, which cannot in any way be denied or arbitrarily taken away. 

 

With this said, we dare not fail to recall how we arrived at this point. Engraining the seedlings of equality desired much sacrifice and toil. Several potent forces, that stood against equality and democracy, tried hard to thwart both planting and harvesting. 

 

Nigerians like Femi Falana, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Dr. Beko Ransome Kuti, Baba Adebanjo, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, Baba Omojola, late Pa Rewane, late Gani Fawehinmi, late Pa Enahoro, and many more members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSO), constantly struggled and battled on behalf of Nigerians. In hopes of having a brighter moment, many laid down their lives. 

 

On this prestigious day, we honor all patriots; we recollect and applaud their sacrifice, we mark this day, that we may not take for granted but in good form. We must nurture and preserve this day, not for its own sake but for the sake of Nigerians. 

 

I duly applaud every state governor most especially Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. I implore them to continue in their diligent ways, making the desired difference in the lives of every Nigerian citizen. 

 

I wish every Nigerian a memorable and remarkable Democracy Day and many more years of enduring Democracy. Be safe and act with compassion towards your fellow Nigerian. 

 

– Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), wrote the slice in commemoration of June 12 as Democracy Day

 

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