Dr. Fayemi said despite its imperfection, democracy remains the best option for the country, adding that through the determination of the citizens and their active participation in the democratic process, Nigerians can achieve a truly great country of their dream.
The family’s secretary, Rahaman Abiola, made this known in an interview with journalists when a delegation of the Ogun State government, led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, visited the Abeokuta family house of the late Abiola to celebrate the June 12 democracy day.
The caucus in a statement signed by Ndudi Elumelu, the Minority Leader of the house, said “the show of brute hostility and violent assault on Nigerians by the security forces is condemnable, unjustifiable and at total variance with fundamental democratic ethos of freedom of expression as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution (as amended).”
Ajulo commended Buhari in his reaction to the President’s speech on the occasion of the commemoration and celebration of Democracy Day on Saturday in Abuja.
Akpata made the call in his goodwill message on Saturday in Lagos as the country marks this year’s Democracy Day.
Farounbi, who said free and fair election does not guarantee good leadership or good governance in the nation, enjoined citizens to pay closer attention to existing political structures to ensure that only men of good intentions and moral standing are supported.
Reacting to the broadcast, IPAC Chairman in Lagos State, James Adeshina, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the President sounded like “a caring father,” but called for an end to unnecessary killings by bandits.
I join you all today to commemorate and celebrate our Democracy Day. It is a celebration of freedom and a victory for one people, one country and one Nigeria.
The stakeholders made their views known at a one-day public hearing organised by the assembly in Lagos on Friday.
Activist Omoyele Sowore had called on Nigerians to come out en masse to join a protest tagged “Buhari Must Go” on June 12, 2021.
The protesters had earlier blocked the Gudu Junction to protest the state of the nation.
”Following the recent attacks on some communities by some recalcitrant heartless hoodlums, leading to the killings of several innocent citizens of our dear state, Matawalle has directed the cancellation of the June 12, Democracy Day celebration”, Dosara said in a statement in Gusau, on Saturday.
However, the Oyo State Police Command has told residents to go about their lawful businesses in spite of the threat of a nationwide protest to mark June 12
The Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, gave the assurance in a statement by the command’s public relations officer, Bala Elkana, on Friday in Owerri.
Justice O. A. Adeniyi gave the order sacking the executive councils in a judgment on a suit marked: HC/CV/774/2021 filed by Samuel Anyakolah (for himself and all local government chairmen and ward executives that emerged from the Anambra PDP congress conducted on November 28 and December 1, 2017 under the supervision of Sir Chukwudi, as acting chairman State Caretaker Committee).
Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Defence Minister, Magashi, disclosed that the delegation would relay the commitment reached at the parley and other outcomes of the consultation to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sanwo-Olu made the call on Friday during his Democracy Day message to Lagosians.
Though he described the period as a dark chapter in Nigeria’s chequered political history, Atiku said Nigerians must not lose the lessons “as we build our democracy to greater heights.”
A statement by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, says that television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.
The spokesman of the President, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.