- As Nigeria marks 21th Democracy Day on Friday, June 12, Atiku Abubakr has called for an electoral reform that will reflect the wish of voters in the ballot box
- The former vice-president also hailed Chief MKO Abiola and other prominent Nigerians who made sacrifices for democracy
- Atiku described the celebration of Democracy Day as an affirmation of collective struggles for the supremacy of rule of law
As Nigeria marks June 12 commemorating the 21st anniversary of uninterrupted democratic run, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has gone down the lane and hailed MKO Abiola and other "unsung heroes" for their sacrifice.
The former presidential candidate, in a statement on Thursday, June 11, described the celebration of Democracy Day as an affirmation of collective "struggles towards a system of participatory government and acceptance of the primacy of the rule of law."
Atiku noted that democracy does not come into Nigeria on the platter of gold as there are many other unsung heroes who put everything down for Nigeria's democracy dream to become a reality.
Apart from Bashorun MKO Abiola who is a notable figure in the struggle of democracy, Atiku also hailed Chief Alfred Rewane Tafida Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and Alhaja Kudirat Abiola as fallen heroes of democratic rule.
The former vice president sued for electoral reforms, further insisting that Nigeria must expand the mechanism of democracy to accommodate the reality of freedom to vote and be voted for without violence.
Atiku contested against the incumbent president on the platform of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government has recorded notable achievements since coming into power in 2015.
The president made the comment while addressing Nigerians on Friday, June 12 to commemorate the 2020 celebration of Democracy Day, which marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in Nigeria.
On his administration's efforts, the president said: “We have recorded notable achievements in the course of implementing our nine priority objectives and are establishing a solid foundation for future success.
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