June 12 Democracy Day: Osun APC Chieftain, Alao Applauds President Buhari, Says Real Democracy Day Has Come To Stay

By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun state, Alhaji Sule Alao has applauded President Mu...


By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun state, Alhaji Sule Alao has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for finally declared June 12 as the real Democracy day in Nigeria, adding that, with the recognition of June12 as democracy day by the federal government, democracy has finally stay in Nigeria.
Alao  made this known in a congratulatory message issued and personally signed by him copies of which made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Wednesday.
According to him,  "June 12th, 1993 was the day when Nigerians in millions expressed their democratic will in what was undisputedly the freest, fairest and most peaceful elections since our Independence.
The fact that the outcome of that election was not upheld by the then military Government does not distract from the democratic credentials of that process".
He said the recognition is a good news for democracy and a proud moment for Nigeria, stressing that it is impossible to go back in time and change the past, we must do our utmost to correct the wrongs of the past.
The APC chieftain noted that this has shown to all Nigerians and the world that we have the moral fortitude to objectively face our history, learn from it and improve our society by virtue of this learning.
Alao added that June 12, more than any other day, symbolises the struggles and sacrifices made by countless Nigerians to establish democracy as our way of national governance.
"Chief Abiola and others gave their lives that we might have democracy, that the will of the people would be sovereign and not suppressed by the will of the few".
He said the proclamation by President Buhari is long overdue but will forever memorialise the sacrifices made by these patriots who gave themselves in service for such a noble and rightful purpose.
" This, Chief Abiola serves as an acknowledgement that he won the 1993 election and should have been allowed to serve as our president after winning that free and fair expression of the popular will.
"The spirit of June 12 must live within us and guide our politics and how we govern ourselves. We must continuously dedicate ourselves to the freedoms and rights as well as the duties that democracy bestows on us.
He opined that democracy may be rough and untidy at times but it remains the form of government best suited for a society as diverse and multifaceted as ours. He said June 12 is beyond celebrating Abiola but implementing pro-poor policies which Abiola represents.
"Democracy has been given its proper seat and day and history has been corrected".

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