Democracy Day: MOB Asks for Sober Reflection
In commemoration of this year's democracy day celebration, the Labour Party's governorship candidate in Ekiti state Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has called on Nigerians to observe a sober reflection of the historic event.
Bamidele said the current general security situation in the country, especially the abduction of school girls in Chibok town of Borno State carried out by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, last month calls for a low key observation.
In a goodwill message released by his Media Assistant, Ahmed Salami in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, Bamidele said “much as we (Nigerians) continue to remember our past heroes especially those who laid down their lives to institutionalise democracy; I urge everyone to do this with sober reflection in view of prevailing circumstances”
He added that “this becomes more imperative as those Nigerian youths kidnapped last month in Chibok Borno State are yet to return home; into the waiting hands of their traumatised parents and the loss of lives around the affected areas”
“I call on all Nigerians not to cease praying for Nigeria, for those innocent girls and for a change of mind for all anti-democratic forces fighting against our collective spirit of nationhood”
“Also, let us also pray for the number one family headed by Dr Goodluck Jonathan and his wife at this critical time for God to direct the course of his actions with divine wisdom to pilot affairs of Nigeria well”
Meanwhile, as the June 21st gubernatorial election date draws nearer, the Labour Party's flag bearer has called on peace loving indigenes of the state not to be deterred by their current experiences but forge ahead. Bamidele urged that “their current experiences as witnessed by opposition now in charge of the state will soon become a thing of the past, hence I urge you to forge ahead”
SA Media to Michael Opeyemi Bamidele