As Nigeria celebrates its 60th independent anniversary, governors elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have reaffirmed their commitment to the tenets of the nation’s democracy
The Governors in their independent day anniversary statement, commended Nigerians for their resilience and faith in a united democratic country.
The statement, which was signed by the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) chairman, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, of Bebbi state stated that as democrats, they have accepted their electoral victories and losses without much ado.
“Sixty years of independence and nationhood were years with moments of rasping experiences. Coming out of these years as a united country gives us all the reasons for celebration, most especially because we are today emerging as a stable democracy having been in our Fourth Republic for twenty years now with six successful general elections.
“Therefore, emerging as a stable democracy, we can say with confidence that the growing confidence of our people in our fledgling democratic system of governance is indisputable.
“As Governors elected on the platform of our party, APC, we reaffirm our commitment to the principles that democratic governance should lead to improved welfare for the mass of our citizens.
This imposes a responsibility on all elected representatives to work for policies that promote the well being of citizens. Guided by the manifesto of our party, since 2015, our governments in all our states controlled by the APC and at the Federal level have remained focused, implementing pro-people initiatives across all sectors
“We are proud of our accomplishments as a democratic country and as a political party and hereby restate our commitment to make all our states models of good governance with records of rapid human development and progress founded on the principles of social democracy in line with provisions of our party constitution and manifesto. We shall continue to take all the necessary steps to roll out programmes in our states that will facilitate the development of synergy, experience sharing, and collaboration”, the governors added.