DEMOCRACY DAY: Yahaya Bello Salutes Kogites, Nigerians - Tasks Them To Sustain Democracy...

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sent greetings to all Nigerians while calling on the people of the state and their compatriots everywhere to sustain the country's democracy.


His call was contained in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Hon Onogwu Muhammed to mark Nigeria's Democracy Day.

The Governor, who described democracy as the best form of government acknowledged that the country was still emerging from the shadows of a chequered past, and said Nigeria needs Nigerians to bind together in order to move the nation forward.

Governor Bello, who further described President Muhammadu Buhari as a man that is passionate about the plight of the common man, applauded deliberate policies of the administration to deepen democracy through better service delivery to the society, especially the poor and vulnerable.

The Kogi State helmsman who will be seeking a second term in office come November 16 said that since he came to office 3 and a half years ago, his administration has implemented policies to institutionalise good governance, secure lives and properties and grow the economy beyond civil service wages and government spending. He pledged his commitment to continue towing the same path.

The Governor appealed to all citizens of the state to desist from all utterances which overheat the polity, stating that the state cared for all of citizens resident or transiting through it.

He further lauded President Buhari for making the 12th day of June as Nigeria's Democracy Day henceforth, noting that it was a well deserved honour for the Late MKO Abiola.