Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:33 am
The Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGOs) has called on Nigerians to eschew political, religious and ethnic sentiments and support June 12 as a true Democracy Day.
The group, through its leader, Comrade Daisy Abiola, gave the charge on Tuesday while leading other members in a peaceful march to mark June 12 in Benin.
Abiola said the struggle for the actualisation of the Democracy day took a long time to come to reality.
She noted that Chief Gani Fawehinmi and other civil rights activists led the struggle for its actualisation, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
Abiola said for democracy to have its roots silted, all forms of sentiments must be jettisoned by Nigerians and all those at the helm of affairs in the country.
“I implore Nigerians to shun political, religious and ethnic sentiments and support June 12 as the true Democracy Day.
“On this note, I would also like to use this medium to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is the ruling party, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and observers to make history again by ensuring free and fair elections in 2019, ‘’ she said.