The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, felicitates with Nigerians, as the country marks this year’s Democracy Day.
“It has, indeed, been an eventful two decades during which the country has undergone tremendous changes, with citizens and government joined in an ongoing assignment of harnessing the human and material resources of our dear country in pursuit of peace, development, equity and progress.
We are currently faced with numerous challenges which tug at the very core values that hold us together, but as with all of life challenges, it takes commitment, sacrifice and noble intentions to get through the rough patches we are experiencing. The people and the government hold the key to the solution of our problems and we must work together to make our country truly great.
We have a ready example in Edo State, which today is a beacon of hope for democracy. It is the doggedness to rescue the state from the doldrums exhibited by Edo people during the last election that Nigerians need so as to keep faith in the country alive. It takes eternal vigilance to keep our country one and prosperous.
As we mark this year’s Democracy Day on June 12, I urge all Nigerians to rededicate themselves to salvaging our country and positioning it for greatness, with the same vigour and commitment displayed by our founding fathers. It is only then that we can make real progress.
Happy Democracy Day
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Godwin N. Obaseki
Governor, Edo State.”