June 12 : Trust Current Democratic Process, Remain Steadfast- Gov. Abiodun Urges Nigerians


Nigerians have been charged to remain steadfast and trust the current democratic process in the country.

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun gave the charge during the Democracy Day Celebration prayers held at the family home of the winner of the June 12 1993 presidential elections Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in Gbagura, Abeokuta.

Represented by his Deputy Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, gov Abiodun added that it was a thing of immense pleasure that Nigerians are celebrating 25 years of unbroken democracy in this country on a foundation laid by the late Abiola.

While appreciating the government for setting aside the day not just to honour his memory but also to celebrate democratic rule in Nigeria.

Furthermore, the governor informed that as a government, his administration will continue to honour the legacy of the late Abiola particularly as he was a prominent son of the state as well as not relenting in delivering the dividends of democracy to the good people of Ogun State

While appreciating the government at the center for putting in place people centered policies with ultimate aim of achieving a better Nigeria, Abiodun called on everyone to continue to support government and its organs, stating only then will it succeed in taking the country to the projected heights.

Earlier In his sermon, Mufasir Agura, Alhaji Daud Toriola, described Abiola as a food and drugs due to the role both played in the body system.

He stated that though he has gone but the lifes he had touched while alive still speaks of his impact, while commending the state government for playing a leading role in remembering the late business mogul and a philanthropist even before the federal government started immortalising him.

Speaking on behalf of the late Abiola’s families, Mr Ameen Abiola appreciated everyone for coming annually to remember the late Abiola, especially the state government for its unflinching support and the recent renovation of the family house.

Also, he thanked the federal government for declaring June 12 as democracy and to also honour the late Abiola, saying the gesture goes a long way in protecting the legacies left behind.

Highlight of the event was prayer for deceased, his family, the state and country at large.