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June 12 celebration evidence democracy has come to stay in Nigeria: Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi state governor said democracy gives the people the right to choose who to govern them and how they want to be governed.

• June 12, 2022
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State says the annual celebration of democracy on June 12 in Nigeria is an indication that the system remains the best and has been rooted in the country.

“That we are today celebrating the 23rd Democracy Day is a testimony to the fact that democratic governance has not only been firmly rooted but has also come to stay in Nigeria,” he said.

Mr Mohammed stated this in his goodwill message to mark the 2022 Democracy Day.

Stating that democracy gives the people the right to choose who to govern them and how they want to be governed, he recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime changed the date from May 29.

“As you all know, Democracy Day used to be observed annually on May 29. The federal government changed the date to June 12 in 2018, however, in honour of late Chief MKO Abiola.

“Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the presidential election of June 12, 1993, an election annulled by the then military government.”

Mr Mohammed, who highlighted some of the achievements of his administration since its inception, reiterated its commitment to the provision of more dividends of democracy for the people of the state.

He called on the people of Bauchi State to keep supporting and cooperating and cooperate with his government to enable it to deliver more dividends of democracy. 

(NAN)

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