The Association of Local Governments on Nigeria(ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 democracy day.
The association also urged the president to send a bill to the National Assembly for the the recognition of Chief Moshood Abiola as the second elected President of Nigeria
The association made the request in a statement made available to Newspeakonline on Tuesday evening and signed by its Chairman in the state, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye to celebrate the 26th anniversary of June 12, 1993 presidential election.
According to ALGON, to Nigerians, June 12 should mean three things: “Democracy and democratic values as basic tenets of good governance and purposeful leadership; unity in diversity translated to true nationhood where no one is oppressed and every citizen is free to live and prosper in any part of Nigeria peacefully and economic freedom, wealth creation for citizens for proper farewell to, and abolition of poverty.”
“These should be our watchword and guiding principle as we celebrate June 12 and the matrys of the struggle both recognised, unknown and yet unsung,” the statement said.