By Ifeanyi Onyekachi:
The Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Barr Kennedy Chidozie Ibeh, has praised founding fathers of Nigeria democracy for their role in ensuring that democracy as a form of government takes root in Nigeria.
The speaker who affirms his belief in democracy, said it is a sure way of guaranteeing all inclusive and active participation of the people in governance with all its dividends.
He stated this on Saturday, in a release he personally signed and made available to the Press.
Mr Speaker used the opportunity of the celebration to commend the maturity and forthrightness of the leaders and aspirants of All Progressive Congress Party (APC), in the just concluded primaries, he noted that the peaceful disposition of the party before, during and after the exercise is a clear indication that democracy in Nigeria is growing at appreciable rate.
He explained that the commemoration of June, 12 as Democracy Day In Nigeria, underscores the huge price Nigerians paid to return governance from the military to civilian rule. He called on members of his immediate constituency-the good people of Obowo, and the entire Imolites, to use the period of this celebration to foster unity, peace and love so as to create enabling environment where economic activities will thrive.
He described Nigeria youths as major partners in our democratic ideals and urged them to keep faith in the Nigeria project while contributing their quota to the development of the nation.
He regretted the spate of insecurity going on across the country and charged the good people of Imo State to be security conscious as security is everybody’s business.
In the spirit of Democracy Day Celebration, the Rt. Hon. Speaker thanked the good people of Obowo State Constituency, for once gain, entrusting him with the mandate to fly APC ticket in 2023 House of Assembly election.
He assured them of multiplying the dividends of democracy within the nooks and crannies of his constituency.
While congratulating the people on this year’s 2022, Democracy Day Celebration, he called on them to be focus and to stay out of trouble.