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Democracy Day: Dafinone Urges Nigerians To Remember Those Who Made Sacrifices To Enthrone Democracy In Nigeria

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta Central Senatorial candidate, Chief Ede Dafinone, has urged Nigerians to remember those who made sacrifices to enthrone and deepen democracy in Nigeria.

Chief Dafinone, a renowned chartered accountant, said though Nigerians in the last 23 years of unbroken democratic governance, have had battles as individuals and as a people, they have continued to believe in the process and its institutions.

The Okpe Chief, in a statement he personally signed on Sunday to mark Democracy Day, praised all those who have contributed in one way or the other to deepen the country’s democracy.

He noted though the country isn’t where it should be yet, “certainly we have made progress in the democratic journey as a nation.”

According to him, “In the past 23 years, we have collectively demonstrated that as a people and a nation, we have embraced Democracy as a form of government like every civilized nation.

“Though we have had our challenges as a people, we have continued to believe in the process and its institutions, and with time, we will progress through the learning curve to attain the status of a free democratic nation.

“So, I must congratulate Nigerians and Deltans for the gains of these 23 years, for not allowing our differences to take the shine off us and for refusing to give up in despair.

“This is a big testimony to our courage as a people united by one destiny.

“To my people of Delta State and especially the good people of Delta Central, I praise your steadfastness to democratic ideals.

“As we march on, I enjoin you to participate in the democratic process by electing credible people to take the Urhobo nation and Delta State to our desired place amongst the community of the nation.

“In our prayers, let’s remember the masses who stood to resist military rule, and continue to be strong in entrenching democracy; by ensuring that we deepen our democracy so that their sacrifices will not be in vain.

“I congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, the Deputy Senate President, Barr Ovie Omo-Agege, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Delta State Chairman of APC, Engr. Omeni Sobotie on the occasion of this year’s Democratic day, and on the successful conduct of party primaries across the nation,” he enthused.

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