In his Democracy Day message, Tinubu said democratic good governance offers the only reasonable solution to the challenges confronting Nigeria.
Even the great President Abraham Lincoln attests to the inclusiveness of the democratic process and describes it as “the government of the people, by the people and for the people”. A quote that has reverberated the world over and Nigeria is not left out.
However, some citizens tend to find it very difficult to concede this right to others whose views happen to be different from their own on issues of importance to all. And some of these people profess to be democrats. Amazing!
He also said all Nigerians must see nation-building as a ‘joint task,’ saying each Nigerian has a critical role to play to achieve the best vision for the country.
The clash underscored the deep tensions following the December 7 election that has led to rare unrest in Ghana, a major cocoa and gold producer, seen as a bastion of democracy in West Africa.
Today, the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari has brought stultifying stagnation to ordinary Nigerians by design. Five years on, he could not find solution to Nigeria’s existential anxieties.
We are entering into a red zone of “Who Dares Wins” that sets demonstrators under the aegis of Endsarism ideology against the warring, bullish, combative, brutish, tyrannical and reactionary forces of Buhari’s dictatorial resume. Gaslighters, bombthrowers and pacifists are shoveling into the trenches in a macabre war of social media civil war.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, described Umahi’s defection further “as a bold move driven purely by principle rather than opportunistic motives”.
In an address to the nation on Thursday, Biden said he had no doubt he would be declared winner once all the votes were counted.
The governor, who stated this on Sunday during a special thanksgiving service to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, held at the Cathedral of St Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, added that despite the myriad of challenges facing the country, all hope is not lost for Nigeria.
I believe the issue being examined here today is very apt not only because it suits the tenor of the United Nations-endorsed International Day for Democracy but also because it holds a key to some of the present problems confronting our nation.
Fayemi said Carrington diligently served humanity in his lifetime using the instrumentalities of law, academia and diplomacy in his home country and other parts of the world where he worked.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Kassim Afegbua, has said the candidate of the party for the upcoming governorship election in Edo State and the incumbent, Godwin Obaseki, is the opposite of what an ideal democratic situation should be.
Tinubu gave the advice on Friday in his Democracy Day message, with the theme: “June 12: A milestone for democracy.”
Sanwo-Olu said this on Friday during the Lagos State Government Youth Pro-Democracy Webinar in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and Democracy Day 2020.
“I join millions of our compatriots, especially Mr President, to celebrate our Democracy Day. My profound respects go to all the heroes and heroines of our democracy, dead or alive, who paid huge sacrifices for their democratic beliefs,” the Governor said in a statement commemorating the 2020 Democracy Day.
According to his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, the former governor, who spoke on today’s democracy day celebration, said it was painful that “legacy of free, fair and transparent elections bequeathed to Nigeria by the PDP government has been destroyed, with elections in the country now being held at gun point”.
Unfortunately, this year’s democracy day is being celebrated amidst unprecedented degeneration of security situation in the country.
The Peoples Democratic Party has assured Nigerians that it would continue to protect and defend democracy and its institutions.
Lawan stated this in a speech delivered at the 17th Edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, with the theme: “Twenty Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities,” which held in Abuja.