|Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam|
State of Osun Speaker
Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam has described June 12 as the real democracy day, where free, fair and credible election was held, and its annulment created a spadework for the uninterrupted democratic experience the nation is currently enjoying.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Goke Butika, Speaker Salaam eulogized virtues of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola and his slain wife, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola and other heroes who sacrificed their lives for the civil rule.
Speaker Salaam then reiterated that the state parliament under his watch appreciated the struggle of political activists, rights advocates, journalists, labour activists and Nigerians who put in their all for the country to achieve democracy.
He then called on Political leaders and well meaning Nigerians to rise in defence of this nation which is currently bedeviled with critical challenges, saying that it was unfortunate that the nation that has just witnessed a change of baton from the then established ruling party to the then formidable opposition party with emergence of credible leader in person of President Muhammadu Buhari is being confronted by multiple security and economic challenges.
Speaker Salaam then charged Nigerians to rise and take ownership of their country by disowning saboteurs, vandals of national infrastructure, selfish ethnic champions, secessionists, violent herdsmen, religious extremists and war mongers; saying the voice of the well meaning Nigerians must be heard now loudly in support of the government.
He further asked all officials of government at all levels to redouble their effort to reposition the country with a view to meeting the yearnings of the people for good governance.
CPS to the Speaker
State of Osun House of Assembly