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Democratic rule proves naysayers wrong, declares Inuwa

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Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said the 22 years of uninterrupted democratic rule have proven naysayers wrong.

In a goodwill message to mark 2021 Democracy Day, yesterday, Inuwa expressed appreciation that Nigeria’s democratic maturity has shattered the myths about Africa’s democracy being under the grip of one single leader or political party.

He noted that as the largest country in Africa, Nigeria would continue to hold the torch of nation building, democratic pluralism and political stability in Africa and the world at large.

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He stated: “After 22 years of uninterrupted democracy, I make bold to say that Nigeria’s democracy has come of age. We have witnessed successful transitions of power from one administration to another and from one political party to another.

“No doubt, we have had our fair share of challenges. But if the past 22 years have taught us anything, it is that as Nigerians, we have accepted democracy as the political consensus on how we want our country to be governed.

“Whenever we are faced with challenges, we responded with the tenacity and maturity far above what the world expected from us. Oftentimes the world has written us off, and oftentimes we bounced back with greater strength and unity,” he added.

Speaking on the progress of democratic governance in his state, the governor said: “We are living witnesses to how development and progress can be delivered through a robust democratic process.”

He noted that from a small rural community, Gombe has grown to emerge on the pinnacle of Nigeria’s development as the fastest developing state in the country.

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