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DEMOCRACY DAY: Rt. Hon Azeezat Congratulates Nigerians On Democracy

Today, we not celebrate democracy, but also acknowledge the indelible sacrifices of our heroes who paid the ultimate price for the uncheckered democratic dispensation we now enjoy.

June 12, 1993 holds a special place in the political trajectory of our great nation. Nigerians shunned ethnic and religious divides and came out en masse to entrust their mandate in a man they believed would right the wrongs. Had the election not been annulled by the military dictatorship, a new brand of leadership would have dawned on Nigeria.

As we mark the 29th anniversary of the historic election won by late Chief M.K.O Abiola, we must reflect on its vital and important lessons that freedom comes with a price, and that democracy remains our best shot to attain greatness as a nation.

With several months left to the next general elections, we must embrace the right democratic ideals and make informed electoral choices, particularly as young people who occupy a large chunk of the country’s population. More importantly, let's endeavor to obtain our PVCs to enable us to exercise our civic duty during the polls. Achieving the Nigeria of our dreams is our collective responsibility.

Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu

Speaker, Nigerian Youth Parliament