Senate President David Mark yesterday took stock of the country’s 16 years of uninterrupted democratic rule, urging the citizens to persevere more for the continued sustenance of the system of government.
Mark, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Paull Mumeh, stated this in a goodwill message to Nigerians to mark “Democracy Day.”
He said: “All hands must be on deck, where everyone plays his or her role to ensure that our democracy endures.
“All Nigerians deserve commendation. We have done well so far. We must strive more to make democracy a way of life.
“As an active participant in our democratic journey since 1999, I can say without any fear of contradiction that our democracy has endured. The successes recorded so far, especially with the last general elections, clearly show the unwavering commitment of Nigerians to its fruition.”
The Senate President was optimistic that all the initial hiccups of the nation’s democratic experiment would be confined to history soon.
He noted that the occasional disagreements between the Executive arm of government and the Legislature warranting the Judiciary’s interventions have been part of the learning curves for effective checks and balances between and among the three arms of governments.
Source: The Nation