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Nigeria: June 12 – Honour Abiola, Other Heroes of Democracy, Buhari Charges Nigerians

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Mr Buhari maintained that the patriotism and peaceable wrestle of those heroes ought to function a information in electing new leaders and holding them accountable.

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigerians by no means to neglect the sacrifices of the heroes of Nigeria’s democracy through the 1993 electoral course of.

The president made the decision in a nationwide broadcast to mark 2022 Democracy Day on Sunday in Abuja.

He maintained that the patriotism and peaceable wrestle of those heroes ought to function a information in electing new leaders and holding them accountable.

”We should always remember the sacrifices of the heroes of Nigeria’s democracy throughout 1993.

”Their patriotism and peaceable wrestle ought to information our actions, particularly relating to electing our leaders and holding them accountable, now and in future,” he mentioned.

The president, who’s presiding over his final Democracy Day celebration because the second tenure of his administration expires on Could 29, 2023, expressed dedication to make sure that ”the brand new president is elected by way of a peaceable and clear course of”.

He mentioned: ”Fellow Nigerians, that is my final Democracy Day speech as your President.

”By June 12, 2023, precisely one 12 months from at the moment, you’ll have already got a brand new President. I stay dedicated and decided to make sure that the brand new President is elected by way of a peaceable and clear course of.

”It is necessary for all of us to do not forget that June twelfth, 2023, will probably be precisely 30 years from the 1993 Presidential elections.

”In honour and reminiscence of one among our nationwide heroes for democracy, Chief M.Ok.O Abiola, we should all work collectively to make sure this transition is completed in a peaceable method.”