June 12: Bauchi ex-guber aspirant urges Nigerians to vote for democracy that works for all


June 12: Bauchi ex-guber aspirant urges Nigerians to vote for democracy that works for all

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

A one time gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bauchi State, Alhaji Al’ameen Sani Muhammad, has cautioned Nigerians against misusing the benefits of June 12 which is Democracy Day.

Al’ameen stated this in a statement he distributed to reporters in Bauchi.

He said “I want to congratulate Nigerians on this auspicious great day of democracy and I want to remind Nigerians that apart from honouring the sacrifices of Nigerians who fought for the return to democracy, June 12 was also to demonstrate the commitment of every civilian administrations to satisfy the aspirations of the people and creating an environment for democracy to be an accepted way of life, but in Nigeria of today, nearly opposite is the case.”

Al’ameen said both leaders and followers have shown undemocratic habits as poverty, insecurity, unemployment, corruption, lack of basic infrastructures and many challenges have slowed down the development of the country.

He said Nigerians must be ready to play their part by getting involved at any level they can by supporting a democratic system that works for all and not for a section or a selected few and demand accountability from their elected leaders.

Al’ameen advised Nigerians to use the opportunity to realise a truly democratic government that approximates the yearnings and aspirations of the people, for a leader that will lead them to the promised land of security and life more abundant; a government with a human face that represents the aspirations and symbolism of June 12; a government that also got a pan-Nigerian mandate that once again defied the divisions in our country.

He said Nigerians need a democratic leader that represents hope for change and national rebirth.

Al’ameen averred that democracy remained the best form of government anywhere in the world despite any imperfections.
“It is the form of government that allows the people to choose whoever they want to lead them”.

He stated the time has come for Nigerians to work to make democracy meaningful and impactful by electing good leaders.

“Leaders that will make every policy and decision to further the people’s interest and lift them from hopelessness, helplessness, dejection, poverty and ignorance into the cape of peace, security, prosperity and abundant life.

“Leaders that will revive education with new schools, free meals, free school uniforms, improved infrastructure, motivation for teachers and so on.

“Leader that will boost and encouraged agriculture, make food to be abundantly available and make farmers to be prosperous; create tens of thousands of jobs directly and indirectly and deepen democracy.


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