June 12: Unite to build a more industrious, peaceful society, Tinubu tells Nigerians
Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for unity among Nigerians.
He made the call in a congratulatory message to the nation on the occasion of the June 12 Democracy Day.
The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the annulment of the June 12 Presidential election.
According to Tinubu, democratic good governance offers solutions to national challenges.
“My prayer, on this day, is that people from all walks of life and all parts of the country unite to build a more industrious and peaceful society such that all Nigerians may enjoy a greater future,” he said.
He said for him personally, Democracy Day holds a special meaning.
Tinubu continued, “I was a close supporter of MKO Abiola and had entered politics believing that we could change the face of this nation for permanent good. When the military dictatorship tried to bury that dream, I was there at the birth of the NADECO movement. The democratic lessons I learned then have guided the path of public service which I have tried to follow since those days.
“This year, Democracy Day holds even greater significance. We just concluded fair, transparent, and open primaries in our party, the All Progressives Congress. The PDP also concluded their own primaries a few days earlier. Other parties too have conducted primaries. Even though we shall engage in intense and important political competition during the coming presidential campaign, I congratulate all the other candidates for their nominations and their parties for doing their part to sustain democratic processes as the mainstay of our political life.
“The APC was able to conduct a successful primary election due to the sage leadership of President Buhari, and key party stakeholders like the Governors, party leadership and the Delegates. I was fortunate enough to win the APC primary due to the support of so many important people in the party.
“I shall never forget the confidence they have reposed in me and shall always do my best for the nation and my party.”