Bayo Oyewale ,Lokoja
Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole has called on Nigerians to guard the nation’s hard earned and uninterrupted Democracy as it remained the best option for Nigeria.
Kolawole made this call in his message to mark the 19th anniversary of Democracy in the country signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Femi Olugbemi and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lokoja.
The speaker noted that in spite of its various challenges, majority of Nigerians still believed in the system as the only form of government that could truly provide the necessary representation the people needed.
He urged Nigerians to continue to support and strengthen the system to enable it deliver the best and called on the opposition not to overheat the polity.
Rather, he implored them to complement the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari by engaging in constructive criticisms devoid of bad blood, when necessary, saying it was the only way to move the country forward.
Kolawole cautioned the opposition not to play politics with the security challenges in the North Central especially Taraba and Benue States and other parts of the country.
He stressed that all hands must be on deck to jointly confront the menace of insecurity adding that Federal Government had done much in tackling the insurgency in the North East of the country.
The speaker however regretted the herdsmen and farmers clashes that had led to the death of many and urged security agencies to up their strategies in tackling the security problems.
Kolawole also called on Nigerians to support the anti corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari in order to save the country from corrupt few who had held the country hostage for a very long time.
He said the administration had achieved much in the areas of Agriculture, road infrastructures, Health, Education, Youth empowerment, Power, Housing and above all, it had earned global respect for Nigeria.
He appealed to the people to go and get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to vote massively for the APC in the forthcoming General Elections.
The Speaker assured that the sixth Assembly in the state under his watch would continue to make laws that would promote good governance in the state in the overall interest of the citizenry.