A seasoned businessman and a Delta State House of Assembly hopeful, Mr Chukwumah Phillip Ugbomah have added his voice to the reason Nigerians should celebrate the 2018 Democracy day, despite what many has perceived as unworthy event.
In his democracy day message, Mr Chukwumah who hope to represent Ndokwa East Constituency, stated that looking back, on have the country had fared as a nation, there is every reason to give God the glory.
“Today is Democracy Day, and looking back to how we have fared as a nation, we have every reason to give God the glory. Irrespective of the failings of this system, it is also worthy of note that we are close to celebrating two decades of unbroken democratic rule. This alone is an instance worth celebrating”.
He stated that despite the seemingly security situation in the country, and the long ethnic conflagration, the country has remained one indivisible country.
“In-spite of the age-long ethnic conflagration Nigeria is reputed for, we have remained one indivisible country. While we pray that the mindless killings and hostilities in the Middle belt, the insurgency in the North and menaces of marauding Fulani herdsmen and other forms of violent crimes, come to a halt, it is also proper that we give glory to God for the journey thus far”. He stated.
Mr Ugbomah used the occasion of the Democracy Day celebration to call for an internal party democracy, as it’s the only way peaceful elections stands, as a party divided due to internal election cannot stand.
“As we celebrate this Democracy Day, let me make a strong case for internal party democracy. This is the tripod upon which peaceful elections stand. A party that is divided against itself as a result of crisis arising from lack of internal democracy cannot succeed no matter how hard they try. Every party man must be given an opportunity to test their acceptance during Congresses and primaries. This is the only way our not too nascent democracy can be strengthened”.
While wishing Nigerians a happy Democracy Day, he called for a sober reflection on how the history of Nigerian can be re writing through democratic practices which will reflect the people first.
“I state strongly that in arriving at our choices, we must place the collective good of our people first before our individual sentiment. By so doing, we will create stronger institutions instead of stronger individuals. This should be the launch pad for the development that we crave.”