– PDP has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the 2019 June 12 Democracy Day
– The party urged the citizens of the country to redouble their efforts in the collective quest for the re-entrenchment of true democracy
– The former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, earlier said June 12 remained a threshold in Nigeria’s national life
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the 2019 Democracy day to redouble efforts in the collective quest for the re-entrenchment of true democracy.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the party made the call in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday, June 12, in Abuja.
He tasked citizens to embrace the tenets of rule of law, freedom, tolerance, dialogue, peaceful co-existence, justice and the sanctity of the electoral process. Ologbondiyan congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the 2019 June 12 Democracy Day.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address issues of constitutionality, rule of law, separation of power, justice, fairness, free speech and rights of citizens.
According to Ologbondiyan, the party would also want the president to give words of hope to victims of insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and bloodletting in various parts of the nation.
He said PDP was concerned about the democratic situation in the country which has 766 election petitions from the 2019 general elections.
Ologbondiyan said to honour Abiola, cases of electoral manipulation, violations and injustices must be holistically addressed.
He urged Nigerians to continue to support the PDP’s aspiration for the retrieval of its presidential mandate at the tribunal.
Below are some photos from the 2019 Democracy Day celebrations:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atiku Abubakar, said June 12 remained a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded from Nigerians as democrats, to do a soul-searching.
Abubakar said June 12 demands something bigger than merely declaring it a Democracy day.
He said: “June 12 is at the soul of our democratic struggle; a threshold in our national life. The significance of the celebration of June 12, 1993 presidential election is a reminder of our history to becoming a democratic country.”
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