By ANDREW ESSIEN ABUJA
Governors elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress, (APC), have again stressed their commitment to the entrenchment of democratic development even as the nation celebrates 60 years of independence as a sovereign nation.
The governors noted that coming out of these years as a united country gives all the reasons for celebration despite moments of rasping experiences within the 60-year journey as a country.
In a statement signed by the chairman of Progressive Governors Forum, (PGF), and governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, they commended Nigerians for their resilience and faith in a united democratic Nigeria, adding that as democrats, they have accepted their electoral victories and losses without much ado.
“ As Governors elected on the platform of our party, APC, we reaffirm our commitment to the principles that democratic governance should lead to improved welfare for the mass of our citizens.
“This imposes a responsibility on all elected representatives to work for policies that promote the well being of citizens. Guided by the manifesto of our party, since 2015, our governments in all our states controlled by the APC and at the Federal level have remained focused, implementing pro-people initiatives across all sectors.
“Therefore, emerging as a stable democracy, we can say with confidence that the growing confidence of our people in our fledgling democratic system of governance is undisputable,” they said.