July 16, 2024

Democracy remains best form of government – Enugu Gov, Mbah


Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has said that democracy remains the best form of government despite the challenges the country is currently facing.

Mbah stated this in his Democracy Day message to the people of the state on Wednesday in Enugu.

While congratulating the Enugu people and Nigerians in general, the governor said democracy remained the best form of government globally.

Mbah, who described June 12 as a watershed in the nation’s democratic struggles, also paid tributes to notable Nigerians, including Chief Moshood Abiola and President Bola Tinubu, for their contributions to the enthronement of the current democratic dispensation.

“As our nation celebrates Democracy Day today, I felicitate with Enugu people and all Nigerians on this momentous milestone in Nigeria’s history.

“June 12 is a watershed moment for our democracy, the protracted struggle for it and ultimately, the democratic freedoms that we take for granted today.

“So, today is an occasion for us to call to mind the sacrifices of everyone, living or dead, who played diverse roles in ensuring that democracy blossoms in Nigeria,” he said.

He, however, paid a special tribute to Chief MKO Abiola, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, among a host of others, for their heroic contributions in the struggle.

“I enjoin everyone to let our commitment to upholding the democratic culture be renewed by the memory of the price we paid for democracy.

“There is no doubt that our democracy may be experiencing some floundering steps and challenges but it, nonetheless, remains the best form of government that guarantees prosperity for all.

“Indeed, today is also a fitting occasion to restate my commitment to improving the lives of Enugu people and to set the state on a firm path of progress,” he promised.



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