By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said his administration is committed to fairness and justice to all in the spirit of democracy.
He said democracy is meaningless where the interest of the majority is sacrificed for sectional interest.
The governor in a statement commemorating the 2020 Democracy Day on Friday said: “I join millions of our compatriots, especially Mr. President, to celebrate our Democracy Day.
My profound respects go to all the heroes and heroines of our democracy, dead or alive, who paid huge sacrifices for their democratic beliefs.”
The governor also commended every Kwaran, home and abroad, who contributed to the victory recorded by the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2019 polls, stressing that his focus has been to reward the people by providing dividends of democracy to every segment of the state.
“My understanding of democracy is that the people we govern are the most important stakeholders in everything we do. Every other thing is secondary.
“Democracy is meaningless if the people are not the centrepiece of our policies. As we commemorate the 21st anniversary of this republic, my team and I rededicate ourselves to developing our state and serving only the interests of the people,” he said.
“We are also committed to respecting people’s rights to their personal liberty, human dignity, association, and their rights to hold opinion within the limits of the law.
“We will also cater for all legitimate demands, partisan or otherwise, that are not antithetical to democratic principles or cross the lines of decency.”