Governor Caleb Mutfwang.

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has congratulated Nigerians for accepting democracy as the best model of governance in the nation and called for its sustainability for the development and progress of the country.

Governor Mutfwang, in a statement in Jos to mark Democracy Day, as signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere described the day as a landmark moment for Nigeria saying “June 12 also honours the memory of the 1993 Presidential elections which were regarded as the freest and fairest in the country’s history.

“As we commemorate this day, we should also acknowledge the strides we have made in establishing democracy as Nigeria’s governance model. In that regard, political stakeholders must uphold fairness, equity, justice, and the rule of law in our electoral process.”

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He paid glowing tributes to the nation’s patriots who struggled, and some even made the supreme sacrifice, for Nigeria to return to democratic rule, pointing out that through their relentless efforts, Nigeria has experienced 25 years of uninterrupted transformative leadership since the inception of the current democratic dispensation.

The Governor called on political leaders to prioritise the welfare and security of the people as well as work towards safeguarding the country’s unity.

Acknowledging the security and economic hardships the citizens are going through, he appealed for patience, pledging his administration’s commitment to transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance.