Guard democracy, Atiku tells Nigerians


As the nation cel­ebrates 15 years of uninterrupted representative government today, for­mer Vice President and APC chieftain, Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to collec­tively protect the coun­try’s democracy, which was attained after years of struggle to end military rule in Nigeria.

Atiku in his Democracy Day message recalled the selfless contributions of the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential elec­tion, MKO Abiola, his late wife,Kudirat Abiola, hu­man right activist,

Gani Fawehinmi and the former Attorney General of the Federation,Bola Ige and urged Nigerians to em­ulate them.

Atiku further noted that “the end of military rule in Nigeria brought about a new era of regular elections as well as the return of civil liberties, free press and an end to arbitrary arrests and torture,” but said that Nige­ria was gradually deviating from that path


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