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Obaseki, Reps aspirant urge support for elective government


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki described Democracy Day as significant to Nigerians and urged support for the system of government.He made the observation in a speech marking the celebration in Benin City.

He noted: “Despite the challenges we have faced in our effort to firmly establish our democratic institutions and deepen values, the non-interruption of our democracy since 1999 is proof of its overwhelming popularity and acceptance.”He added: “In Edo State, we have taken development to the grassroots in recognition of the fact that power belongs to the people.”

In a related development, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Dennis Idahosa, called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain gains by his administration in the last three years.In a statement to mark the Day, Idahosa said the APC administration under Buhari has recorded achievements capable of taking the country to the next level of progress and development.

The Ovia federal House representative hopeful stated: “On this day, 19 years ago, Nigeria took a decision to be free, to uphold the rights of the common man and ensure the involvement and participation of all in governance.“As we continue to yearn for good governance and a government that truly represents the people, it becomes very pertinent to keep hope alive against all odds. The challenges are enormous. But with unity, we can move mountains.”Idahosa also urged elected public office holders to ensure their performance meets people’s needs.

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