Independence Day: Ekweremadu Urges Nigerians To Protect Democracy

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By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has commended Nigerians for the enthronement of the current democratic dispensation, urging them to continue in their determination to sustain it.
 
Senator Ike Ekweremadu stated this in his message to Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 54th independence anniversary.
 
He said: “At 54, Nigeria has made progress, as the people have through absolute determination and sacrifice jointly laid the foundation for speedy national transformation by achieving an unprecedented 15 years of uninterrupted democratic streak.
 
“However, celebrating our independence anniversary at the threshold of the 2015 general election is also a call to duty to add to the nation’s democratic credentials and development by collectively working for a free, fair, and credible general election”.
 
The Deputy President of the Senate who also chairs the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution assured that the Senate would not leave any stone unturned in providing solid legal frameworks and all necessary legislative support to guarantee the success of both 2015 general election and subsequent ones.
 
He commended the President Goodluck Jonathan Administration for its determination in ending terrorism in the country as evidenced in the recent successes recorded in the war against insurgency
 
Senator Ekweremadu wished Nigerians a happy 54th independence anniversary.