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Democracy Day: Remember those who died in fight for June 12 – Joseph Eva

By News Express on 13/06/2019

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•Mr. Eva
•Mr. Eva

A member of the Ijaw Monitoring Group and Niger Delta activist, Joseph Eva, has asked Nigerians to remember those who died in the fight for June 12 not just for Moshood Abiola but for the sake of unity.

Mr. Eva who was appreciative with the recent declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day, noted that there were people who were involved in the struggle and gave up their lives to ensure the day is memorable.

“As we remember those who died, let us remember those who prayed that Nigerians should recongise the important of the June 12 election not just for Abiola but for the sake of unity”.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Televisions Lunch Time Politics programme, the Niger Delta activist, commended the Federal Government for setting the day aside to mark democracy and as a public holiday.

For those of us seeing today June 12 as a public holiday, we want to thank the African brothers, Presidents and others who came to celebrate the day because they know the significance of this day.

We want to thank the President (Muhammadu Buhari) for him to say June 12 should be officially recongise as Democracy Day.

The Delta Activist expressed concern regarding the kind of democracy practiced in the country, adding that such kind of democracy is the civil rule.

Observing the last general elections, he said that politicians were involved in a lot of vote buying, and there has been a lack of respect for court ruling among other issues.

“It is civil rule that is being practiced in Nigeria’s democracy today because there is a lot of voting buying if you don’t have the money you cannot contest an election, while some people don’t respect the court ruling, so we cannot qualify that as real democracy”.

Mr. Eva was, however, optimistic that Nigeria’s democracy will get better with time. (Channels TV)


Source News Express

Posted 13/06/2019 05:32:51 AM





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