Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has explained the acknowledgment of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari as a “tribute to guts”.
Oyetola in a declaration by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Friday described post-June 12, 1993, as the Nigeria’s lengthiest democratic experience.
He claimed that the simple truth that it had endured for over twenty years and also still counting was an indication that Nigerians were “on the path of interminable democracy, sustaining great administration and lasting growth”.
According to him, June 12 was a symbol of Nigerians’ cumulative resolve to set aside their differences and sentiments to achieve a cumulative vision despite the stiffest of resistances.
The governor praised President Buhari for actualizing “lengthy yearnings of the people,” adding that June 12 was a pointer that Nigerians had what it requires to safeguard their democracy.
“I, therefore, expand deep thankfulness to President Buhari for realising the long yearnings of individuals for the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day.
“The day they easily offered their required to a candidate of their choice, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in a political election regarded worldwide as the freest election in Nigeria.
“June 12 is symbolic of our cumulative willpower to reserve our differences as well as sentiments and also talk as one people to attain our collective vision even despite the stiffest of oppositions.
“It is a pointer that we have all it requires to safeguard our democracy,” Oyetola stated.