For making June 12 Nigeria’s democracy day, Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has commended President Mohamadu Buhari for having a good sense of history which has straightened the records of democratic struggles in Nigeria.
Uzodimma made the commendation in Owerri yesterday just as he prepares to present his scorecard to the leaders of Imo state today in keeping with his promise of accountability and deepening democracy.
On President Buhari’s contribution to democracy, the governor said that the president should be commended for legalizing June 12 as the nation’s democracy day because that day remains the watershed of the struggle for democracy in Nigeria
” For me, June 12 is the historic watershed of the struggle for democracy in Nigeria”
So by recognizing and legalising that date Buhari has a good sense of history. June 12 is our day. It is the day of all lovers of democracy” the governor said.
The presentation of the state of lmo address by Uzodimma will be part of this year’s democracy day celebration and is coming after the governor had been inducted into the prestigious President Muhammadu Buhari’s Hall of Fame for integrity and good governance.
Announcing the governor’s planned interface with stakeholders in Owerri yesterday, the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, said the address to the leaders will be followed by the presentation of the governor’s painting to him by prominent corporate bodies who organized an auctioning of the painting which sold for N3.2million.
The commissioner said the governor will use the occasion of the interaction with the stakeholders to showcase his achievements in office since he was sworn in on January 15th.