He says it is a day to remember when our democracy and the freedom to choose a leader was challenged. But through it all, we have been able to come together and realize that there is no alternative to democracy, which guarantees the freedom of expression, freedom of choice, freedom of movement, and freedom of people to determine who their true leaders should be at every point in time.
For me as Governor, I see June 12 as an opportunity for us leaders to continue to re-echo our oath of office, and for us to reflect and remember the people whose ultimate sacrifice brought us here.
June 12, a day which has come to stay, is when we will continue to remember and celebrate as our Democracy Day.
What that should mean to each and every one of us is that it is a time to reflect and ask ourselves how well have we run our democracy. How well have we kept to the tenets of real and true democracy? What are the challenges that are still facing us as people? Are we truly running a free and true democracy? The answers are left in each and everyone of us.
We are currently going through a constitutional reform. I implore us leaders to please let the reforms, the changes and amendments that would be coming out of this reform be true representations and reflections of what an ordinary citizen wants and needs.
Let it be a solution to what the real Nigerians on the streets are agitating for daily, which is well within their rights as citizens of this great country.
Then we can say the price the heroes of today, paid to get us here have not been in vain.
Happy Democracy Day Lagos. ??