By: AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated all Nigerians on the momentous occasion of the 2018 Democracy Day Celebrations.
This was contained in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, made available to AUTHENTIC News Daily on Monday, in which it called for prayers from Nigerians.
“Indeed, our journey as a nation since 1999 when we returned to democratic rule has not been an easy one but our country has soldiered on. We have built on the gains of those early years fractured by military incursion and now 19 years after, our democracy and polity are stronger.
“We have conducted successive elections and have continually improved on the transparency and credibility of our electoral systems, ” it stated.
APC noted that remarkably, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has continued in the country’s proud tradition of being a bastion of democracy in the sub-region and across the world, as seen in the current administration’s lead intervention in ensuring representative governance and peaceful transition of power in the Gambia.
“On this momentous occasion, we should congratulate ourselves on the strides we have made in our political journey as a country since independence.
“For one, military rule is now distant memory in Nigeria. We must now work collectively to improve our democracy because regardless of its imperfections, democracy remains the best form of government that can best serve the interest of our people, ” it stated.
It assured that as a party in government, its commitment to addressing the current challenges, which find expression in the economy and security, remain unshaken.
” We urge all Nigerians to continue to pray and support the current administration’s effort to build a peaceful and greater nation, ” it added.