Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has described good governance boosted by quality leadership remain cardinal in delivering democratic dividends to the citizenry who entrusted respective leaders with the responsibility to govern them.
Governor Bello made the assertion in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed in Commemoration of the 2022 June 12th Democracy day celebration.
He noted that the current leadership of Nigeria must not only remain committed to the founding visions of the heroes of the Nation but must also provide visions of a new and better tomorrow on which future leaders can build upon.
Governor Yahaya Bello, who explained that the efforts of elders and the youth are complementary in nation-building; called for synergy of ideas and efforts to enable them sustain the sacrifices of past heroes of nationalism and democratic struggles in Nigeria.
Governor Bello asserted that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has greatly deepened democratic practices in the Country, particularly those relating to free and fair elections, press freedom, administration of justice and open governance, and expressed his belief that the 2023 General Elections will reflect such principles.
He noted that despite the numerous challenges faced, it was the duty of government to guarantee security, unity and prosperity to all Nigerians, noting that the President’s party – All Progressives Congress will not shy away from such basic responsibility.
The Governor pointed out that Chief MKO Abiola and many others known and unknown who, by their sacrificial contributions strengthened democracy in the nation must never be forgotten or diminished at any point in our history as a nation.
“While we are celebrating this great day, may I remind use this opportunity to remind us again that good governance and quality leadership are cardinal in delivering democratic dividends to the citizens of our dear Nation” he said.
Governor Yahaya Bello felicitated with Nigerians on this year’s Democracy Day Celebration and urged citizens to position themselves to participate fully in the ongoing electoral process for the overall advancement of democracy in the Country.
He enjoined them to get their Permanent Voters Card to hold leaders at all levels accountable and remain vigilant of their constitutional rights.
The Governor added that in the current political season, citizens should ask questions from those willing to contest for elective positions of their plans, programs and policies and ensure that they actively participate in selecting them through the ballot.