June 12 Highlights Nigeria’s Commitment to Democracy – Comrade Grace Ike

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The Chairman of the House of Representatives Press Corps, Comrade Grace Ike has extended heartfelt congratulations to all Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Democracy Day celebrations.

Ike said the annual celebration on June 12 highlights the nation’s commitment to democracy and honors the sacrifices made for the country’s democratic freedoms.

“June 12 holds a unique place in the hearts of Nigerians, symbolizing our collective aspiration for freedom, justice, and equitable governance,” Ike, who is also Vice Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Chapter said in a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja.

“The events of June 12, 1993, and the subsequent journey towards democratic rule underscore the resilience and determination of our people. This day reminds us of the sacrifices made to secure the democratic rights and liberties we enjoy today.”

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Reflecting on Nigeria’s democratic journey, the statement called for a collective reflection on the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead.

She further explained that democracy is an ongoing process requiring active citizen participation, accountability, transparency, and inclusiveness in governance.

Highlighting the critical role of the media in sustaining democracy, Ike reaffirmed the Press Corps’ commitment to free speech, unbiased reporting, and holding power accountable.

“Our duty is to ensure that the voices of the people are heard and that the pillars of democracy remain strong and unshakable,” she noted.

In the spirit of Democracy Day, the statement called on all stakeholders, including government officials, civil society organizations, and the general public, to renew their commitment to democratic ideals.

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It urges collective efforts towards building a prosperous, just, and united Nigeria where every citizen can fully realize their potential.

She therefore urged all Nigerians to remember the significance of June 12 as a call to action for the continued advancement of democratic values and principles.

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