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Democracy Day: Demand for Good Governance, Oke Tells Nigerians

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By Temitope Adedeji, Akure

As Nigerians mark Democracy Day, a lawyer and frontline aspirant to the gubernatorial office in Ondo State, Chief Alexander Oke, has charged citizens to demand good governance, a priority in all spheres.

Oke, in a statement, noted the need to defend the collective struggles and sacrifices of Nigerians which birthed the current political and democratic order by holding accountable persons who hold public offices in trust.

The statement reads, in parts, “I charge us all to crave for and make good governance, in all spheres, a priority. That is the best way to immortalise MKO Abiola.

“To birth a new order, however, the people and political class must embrace a progressive democratic culture where money politics, vote-buying and other indecorous actions bedeviling our democratic project will be relegated.”

The Senior Advocate of Nigerian (SAN) also lamented that the country is yet to deliver on the hope of Nigerians. He however encouraged citizens to keep hope alive.

In his words, “Today, we are yet to deliver on our collective hope. As it was in the past, so it is in our today’s political landscape. But we despair not.

“I congratulate Nigerians on yet another great moment in our collective history. We shall together birth a new order in our state, where the people will own their government again.”

 

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