DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATIONS…
IKPEAZU SALUTES NIGERIANS FOR THEIR RESILIENCE AND FAITH IN OUR NATION
The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD has sent a message of congratulations to Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Democracy Day Celebrations, in line with the new Act signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the Governor, “this year’s celebration is special, being the first to be held on the 12th of June in commemoration of the day Nigerians trooped out in their millions and expressed their democratic choice devoid of tribal and ethno – religious sentiments in 1993. That election and the subsequent chain of events that followed it set the tone for the birth of the current democracy we have enjoyed uninterruptedly as a nation since 1999.
Governor Ikpeazu salutes the President, Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, SAN, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and indeed all Nigerians on this auspicious occasion coming soon after the commencement of this current democratic dispensation.
Nigerians, Ikpeazu continued, have shown unprecedented commitment and faith in our democracy and have demonstrated in the clearest of terms that a government of the people, by the people and for the people remains the best form of government. He called on leaders at all levels of our democracy to redouble their efforts at ensuring that our people get the real value of democracy.
Governor Ikpeazu, in particular, salutes the good people of Abia State on this occasion and renewed his gratitude to God Almighty and our people for renewing his mandate as Governor for another four years with a solemn pledge to work day and night to improve the lot of our people.
Ikpeazu also sends his good wishes to the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Chinedum Orji, Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu and all members of the 7th Abia State House of Assembly reminding them that our people have very high expectations from all political leaders in the State.
In the coming weeks and months, Ikpeazu assured, the people of Abia State will witness renewed vigor and single mindedness in the running of the affairs of our State through the strengthening of our democratic institutions in addition to the deliberate pursuit of those policies that will make our State safer, our economy stronger and our people happier.
The Governor also wishes the people of Abia State a happy and peaceful Democracy Day holidays.
Onyebuchi Ememanka, Esq
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
12th June, 2019.