Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, on Wednesday said the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to recognise June 12 as Nigeria’s democracy is a welcome development.
Adams said while President Buhari deserves commendation for this lofty decision, he should take a step further by restructuring the country before the 2019 general election.
Adams, who described the decision to recognise June 12 as Democracy Day as a great Ramadan gift, said the President will win the hearts of progressive-minded Nigerians if he can restructure the country before the election.
He said: “I humbly welcome the decision.
“It is something we can call true reconciliation.
“As a Muslim, it is also a gift of Ramadan.
“Ramadan is a month of forgiveness, truth, fair play and loving others the way you love yourself.
“So, I commend the President for this historic decision and at the same time I am imploring him to do more on the basis of restructuring the country before the election so that Nigeria can truly move forward.
“If he can do justice on the issue of restructuring, Nigeria will not only move forward, but if he continues in this direction, he will have the support of most progressive-minded Nigerians in future politics.”