The Chairman of Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, Hon Bolaji Muse-Ariyoh has pen a glowing tributes to heroes and heroines of democracy.
In his democracy message to the people of his council, Ariyoh urged all to remain patriotic to the values of democracy as he promised his administration’s continued support for the upholding of democratic principles and ensuring dividend of democracy gets to the people always.
The statement reads:
Today (June 12 ) remains a threshold in the annals of the nation’s history as it symbolizes the day, Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religion, social status, and other prejudices spoke in unity, love, and harmony to elect their leaders in an election adjudged to be the freest and fairest so far.
A day the nation path was retooled in the direction of the best system of governance that brought everyone on board for effective and inclusive participation.
The role played by the heroes and heroines against the military government to achieve the twenty-one year of unbroken democracy in our country as well as making the nation joined the league of democratic nations in the world will never go unappreciated.
I commend the courage of President Muhammad Buhari, Nigeria’s Legislature, and everyone who made today a reality as a day worthy of celebration and part of Nigeria’s democracy history.
I salute the courage and determination of the symbol of democracy, Late Chief MKO Abiola, his wife, late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola and others who laid down their lives for the survival of democracy we are enjoying now.
May the efforts of our heroes and heroines never be in vain, Amen!
As we celebrate the nation’s twenty -one year of unbroken democracy, this is a clarion call for retrospection on the past, reflection on the presence and think about the future on how to make the system work better through which the vision and dreams of the martyr of our democracy can be well achieved.
Democracy is a journey but not a destination that requires everyone to keep working till its best would be realized in the nation through effective participation via a responsible and responsive nation-building
At the grassroots level, my led administration would continue to strive in ensuring that democratic ethos is well entrenched through which good governance as the ultimate goal of democracy is institutionalized.
We are more committed to serving the people better with policies and programs already line up to be executed for more delivery of dividends of Democracy at grassroots. We are not relenting in matching our words with actions in converting our vision to reality through the impact my administration has made at grassroots governance.
I implore all to keep increasing our patriotism and service to the nation through which the envisioned better nation can be more evident.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Long live Lagos State
Long live Oshodi-Isolo Local Government
Hon.Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh,
Executive Chairman, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government.