The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the father of Nigeria’s modern day democracy, following his masterstroke declaration of June 12, as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and righting the wrongs and ills of 25 years of a faulty democratic foundation.
In a statement jointly signed by the chairman, BSO, Austin Braimoh and his secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the group described the President as the true hero of democracy. They said that he has set high standards of political maturity and established that the will of the people must be respected in Nigeria.
“President Buhari has established that on his watc, votes will count, even where they were illegally discountenanced, they will count, and honour will be ascribed to those who deserve it. The President’s move has proven his critics and their baseless opinions about him wrong. President Buhari has not just claimed to espouse and embrace democratic ideals, he has gone ahead to set worthy and enviable standards for democracy in Nigeria.”
The group, however, said that the President, unlike his predecessors, has not interfered with any state or local government elections with the apparatus of state, but instead, he has allowed free and fair elections dictated by the will of the people to take place under him.
The statement went further to highlight that the President’s insistence on holding party congresses in the APC in the bid to ensure true intra-party democracy is more proof of his demonstration of democratic ideals worthy of recognition.
“No president in Nigeria has shown a truer embrace and practice of democracy as President Buhari has. His respect for the principles that every vote must count, that the will of the people must not be thwarted and that democratic institutions must be upheld, has been further expressed in his declaration that June 12 be the new Democracy Day. There is no gainsaying that President Buhari is the father of Nigeria’s modern democracy.”
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