Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says June 12 is a date that will never be forgotten in Nigeria.
In his statement, Sanwo-Olu said it marked what the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola stood for and fought for.
The governor regretted that the day was when the country’s democracy and the freedom to choose a leader was challenged.
He observed Nigerians have realized there is no alternative to democracy, which guarantees the freedom of expression, movement, and people’s choice to choose their leaders.
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The Lagos helmsman said June 12 remained an opportunity for leaders to remember oaths of office, and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice heroes paid.
“June 12, a day which has come to stay, is when we will continue to remember and celebrate as our Democracy Day.
“How well have we kept to the tenets of real and true democracy? What are the challenges that are still facing us as people? Are we truly running a free and true democracy? The answers are left in each and everyone of us.”
On the ongoing constitutional reform, he implored leaders to let the changes and amendments being made work.
“Let it be a solution to what the real Nigerians on the streets are agitating for daily, which is well within their rights as citizens of this great country”, Sanwo-Olu added.
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