The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged Nigerians not to take the democracy presently enjoyed in the country for granted or do anything to threaten its existence as it was not won on a peaceful and comfortable platter of gold.
Tinubu said June 12 should serve as a continual reminder to Nigerians on the imperative of pursuing the cause of justice in all spheres of life as a necessary condition for peace, prosperity and progress.
The party leader noted that May 29 does not carry the weight of significance that June 12 carries in the country’s democratic sojourn.
Tinubu said in a statement entitled “June 12: The Truth that Sets Democracy Free in Our Land’, released by his Media Adviser, Mr. Tunde Rahman, in Lagos.
He said that what was being commemorated on May 29 of every year since 1999 was the handover of power from the military regime to the elected civilian administration.
According to him, it coincides with the day that the seed of today’s democratic sprouting was sown 26 years ago.