June 12: Prof Moghalu hails Buhari, makes fresh demand
The Convener, ‘To Build A Nation’, and former presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the official recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day.
He, however, called on the present administration to ensure that the Nigerian democracy delivers prosperity and guarantees the constitutional liberties of all the citizens.
He stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to ND REPORTERS on Wednesday.
Moghalu added, “I would like to congratulate fellow Nigerians on the occasion of the first nationwide celebration of Democracy Day on June 12th.
“The presidential election that held on June 12th, 1993 has for decades been the reference point for the conduct of peaceful, free and fair elections in the country.
“President Muhammadu Buhari deserves credit for the now official recognition of that landmark democratic experience by the federal government.
“However, we all have to ensure that the Nigerian democracy delivers prosperity and guarantees the constitutional liberties of all the citizens.
“This requires far-reaching political reforms and voter education. As my contribution to the attainment of this imperative of true democracy, I have since the last general elections convened To Build A Nation (TBAN) movement to provide a nonpartisan platform for Nigerians across the country for advancing this agenda.”