OGO canvasses unity as Nigeria marks Democracy Day
In his congratulatory message to Nigerians, OGO’s convener, Folusho Ojo ‘Fosh’ described June 12 as a watershed in Nigeria political history and a turning point for political emancipation.
While congratulating the citizens for standing firm during those challenging years, he also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his magnanimity in recognising the day amidst all odds.
He said: “June 12 stands for unity and we should remain unified. While we are congratulating Nigerians on this important date, we want to appeal to dissident voices among us and promoters of hate speeches, separatist agenda and other activities that could threaten Nigeria’s peace, to embrace peace and allow Nigeria to work. We align with President Buhari’s position that investors would only find Nigerian market appealing for investment when there is peace.
“OGO members in the country and in the Diaspora also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for responding to public demand in declaring June 12 as Democracy Day. With this, it has shown that the two leaders are the real democrats because they listen and respond to people’s demand.”
Fosh also used the anniversary to call on members across the country to observe the date in peace and distance themselves from those who are bent on fomenting trouble. He reminds them of the beauty of democracy and the need for all to remain committed for the purpose for which OGO was established.
It would be recalled that on June 6, 2018, eight days after May 29, 2018 had been celebrated as Democracy Day, President Buhari declared June 12 to be the new Democracy Day.
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