On June 12 2020, Nigeria celebrated 21 years of uninterrupted democracy, a system of political leadership that has given millions of Nigerians the opportunity to select who gets to lead the world’s largest black nation.
It’s also a day Nigerian leaders get to reflect on their achievements and accomplishments since coming into office under a democratic regime.
OYOGist.com is bringing you the messages and reflections of some of Nigeria’s foremost political leaders on 2020’s democracy day.
President Muhammadu Buhari
To mark Democracy Day, President Buhari reels out the list of his achievements within the past 1 year since resuming office for the second term and also listed out several promises to Nigerians, including the promise to improve power supply in the country.
Governor Seyi Makinde (Oyo State Gov.)
The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde for the June 12 Democracy Day charged Nigerians to reflect on what Democracy Day 2020 represents and how having a voice empowers people in Nation Building.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State Gov)
The Lagos State Governor held a Democracy Day lecture with leaders such as the former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Prof Wole Soyinka and others.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (APC Leader, Fmr. Gov. Lagos State)
June 12 would not go without the Jagaban himself drumming the message of solidarity and reflection on the shared benefits of democracy for all Nigerians. Chief Bola Tinubu used the Democracy Day to reflect on the struggles of those that fought for the privilege of the Democracy we now enjoy today.
He particularly recalled the election of June 12 1993 and how it changed Nigeria.
Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti State Gov)
The Ekiti State Governor used the June 12 2020 Democracy day to appreciate the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to honor Democracy Hero, MKO Abiola by making June 12 the official Democracy Day for Nigeria 2 years ago.