12th June, 2022
By Olaide Ayinde
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State says Democracy is the best system of government in celebration of June 12, Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
In his goodwill message issued on Sunday, he said democracy gives the people the right to choose who to govern them and how they want to be governed.
According to him, it is this democratic right of choice that makes governments accountable to the people and make them liable to be voted out for incompetence.
“It is my pleasure to address you today on the occasion of the 2022 Democracy Day to mark the 23rd anniversary of the return of our great country, Nigeria, to democratic rule.
“As you all know, Democracy Day used to be observed annually on May 29. The Federal Government changed the date to June 12 in 2018, however, in honour of the late Chief MKO Abiola.
“Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the presidential election of June 12, 1993, an election annulled by the then military government.
“That we are today celebrating the 23rd Democracy Day is a testimony to the fact that democratic governance has not only been firmly rooted but has also come to stay in Nigeria,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the governor highlighted some of the achievements of his administration since its inception and reiterated its commitment to the provision of more dividends of democracy for the people of the state.
He called on the people of Bauchi State to continue to support and cooperate with his government to enable it to deliver more dividends of democracy.