The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Salihu Yakubu Danladi has congratulated Kwarans and Nigerians on the occasion of democracy day, first of it’s kind to be celebrated on June 12. “It is indeed remarkable that since 1999, we have had 20 years of uninterrupted democratic transitions and still counting”, he added.
The lecturer turned politician, made this known through a press release he personally signed, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Ilorin, it noted that as lawmakers, democracy is symbolic as it necessitated the existence and operations of the arm of government, as representation of the voice of the ‘people’, who are the pillar of democracy.
He added that, it is plausible that the appropriate day for celebration of democracy day in Nigeria have been duly recognized, noting that the recognition of June 12, which commemorates the June 12 1993 democratic election of Chief MKO Abiola, adjudged to be the freest and fairest in Nigeria, came with the lesson of motivation for patriotism, assuring us all that our labour for this Country will not pass uncelebrated, even when we pass on.
The Gwanara born legislator therefore charge Kwarans and Nigerians to invoke the spirit and exhibit the culture of patriotism and sacrifice to our father land. The Hon. Speaker noted that celebrating our heroes past transgress the symbolic June 12 as a date, the celebration of their struggles should be reflected in our thoughts, actions and inactions to issues affecting the peace, progress and stability of Kwara State and Nigeria at large.
“Once again, I congratulate Kwarans and Nigerians, as I restate our commitment to the service of the people who are the heroes of our growing and uninterrupted democracy. We shall do everything humanely possible to ensure dividend of democracy is evenly distributed, without fear, favor, recourse to sectional, ethic or religious affinity”, the Hon. Speaker added.