The All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with all Nigerians on the occasion of the country's new Democracy Day.
The ruling party noted that the Democracy Day is not only significant in the annals of Nigeria's political history, but also momentous in all ramifications.
The party in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, June 12, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government has through its recent action, “demonstrated its avowed commitment to correct past injustices and celebrate heroes and heroines that paid the supreme sacrifice for the democratic freedom that we all cherish and enjoy today.”
In correcting past injustices, the APC-led government is also committed to equitable administration of our commonwealth for the benefit of all Nigerians.
“The world over, democracy in its various forms and with its inevitable imperfections, remains the most representative system of government.
“This government would continue to commit itself to the finest ideals of our democratic values and ethos by its progressive actions and programmes for our people and our great country.
“We hereby urge all Nigerians to continue to appreciate the importance and significance of today's occasion by continuously guarding jealously this hard-earned democracy, over which so many of our compatriots paid the ultimate sacrifice,” the statement signed by APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu noted.
Meanwhile, leading civil society group, Connected Development (CODE), has charged the federal government on the need to empower its citizens socially, economically and politically.
CODE's advise to the government was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday in commemoration of June 12 as Nigeria's new Democracy Day.
According to CODE, true democracy thrives on inclusive government, the assurance of fundamentals human rights and the freedom of the press.
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