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Democracy well, alive in Nigeria – Aiyedatiwa

The Ondo state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Wednesday said democracy is well and alive in Nigeria, affirming that the sacrifices of the patriotic heroes and steadfast martyrs of the June 12 struggles have not been in vain.

He stated this while speaking at this year’s June 12 Democracy Day celebration held at the International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome) in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

The governor commemorated the 31 anniversary of the June 12, 1993, Presidential Election, adjudged as Nigeria’s freest and fairest, and won by the late Chief MKO Abiola.

“Today is a day of celebration and solemn reflection. It is a time to reminisce on our democratic journey, the challenges we’ve faced, and the way forward. We honour the sacrifices of those who fought for our democratic rights and strive to consolidate this great legacy,” he said.

He highlighted the day’s ongoing significance in promoting good governance and recognising democratic achievements.

The governor assured the people of Ondo state of his administration’s unwavering focus on socio-economic welfare, security, and wealth creation. He detailed plans for infrastructural development, including the ongoing Deep Seaport project and exploration of the state’s substantial bitumen deposits.

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