- As Nigeria celebrates her 58th independence, Governor Ortom has called on all to support the federal government in its fight against insurgency and terrorism
- The Benue state governor said the independence day was worth celebrating as Nigeria has survived series of trials over the years
- Ortom called on Nigerians to sustain their faith in the country’s corporate existence
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has called on all tiers of government in the country to work towards deepening democratic culture by entrenching the rule of law in their jurisdictions.
Ortom made the call on Monday, October 1, in a radio broadcast to mark the 58th independence anniversary of the country.
He explained that the rule of law and the democratic process remained veritable tools for driving democracy to achieve expected outcomes. According to him, abiding by the rule of law, due process and credible candidates will be voted into power to accelerate development and progress in the country.
Ortom also urged Nigerians to sustain their faith in the country’s corporate existence regardless of the challenges confronting it.
The governor said Nigerians had cause to celebrate their independence, having survived series of trials over the years.
He appealed to the various tiers of government in the country to support the federal government in its fight against insurgency and terrorism and promised to redouble his efforts in providing the dividends of democracy to the people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the independence anniversary is low keyed, as political activities to elect party candidates for the APC, PDP are holding in major venues in Makurdi.
In an earlier report by NAIJ.com, former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan expressed hope that all will be well in his message to Nigerians as they celebrate 58th Independence Day. According to him, things are tough but Nigerians are a tough people and the nation will pull through its challenges.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.
The president gave the assurance in his nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s 58th Independence Anniversary in Abuja on Monday, October 1.
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