President Tinubu Democracy Day Speech – Renewed Hope Agenda


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu first democracy day speech in nationwide broadcast in a renewed hope agenda and upholding the tenet of the rule of law.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave the speech to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential poll, 

Tinubu who urged Nigerians to sacrifice a little more for the survival of the country, stated that Nigerians must never take democracy for granted as Chief MKO Abiola who won the election sacrificed his life for it.

On the conduct of the 2023 election, Tinubu said those who cannot endure and accept the pain of defeat in elections do not deserve the joy of victory when it is their turn to triumph.

“We have traversed the dark, thorny path of dictatorship before and those who experienced it can readily testify to the unbridgeable gap between the dignity of freedom and the humiliation and degradation of tyranny. True, rancorous debates, interminable wrangling, ceaseless quarrels, bitter electoral contestations may be perceived by some as unattractive features of democracy. But they also testify to its merit and value.

“This year, we held the seventh in the cycle of elections that have become sacred rituals of our democratic practice in this dispensation since 1999.

“That the polls were intensely contested is in itself positive evidence that democracy is well and alive in our land. It is only natural that even as those who won and experienced victory in the various elections are elated and fulfilled, those who lost are disenchanted and disappointed. But the beauty of democracy is that those who win today can lose tomorrow and those who lose today will have an opportunity to compete and win in the next round of elections.

“Those who cannot endure and accept the pain of defeat in elections do not deserve the joy of victory when it is their turn to triumph. 

“Above all, those who disagree with the outcome of the elections are taking full advantage of the constitutional provisions to seek redress in court and that is one of the reasons why democracy is still the best form of government invented by man.”

Renewed Hope Agenda

The President pledge to renew  his commitment to diligently fulfilling every component of our electoral part with the people.

We shall be faithful to truth. Faithful to equity.And faithful to justice. We shall exercise our authority and mandate to govern with fairness, respect for the rule of law and commitment to always uphold the dignity of all our people.

On this nore, I wish us all happy Democracy Day celebration and pray that the light of liberty shall never be extinguished in our land.

Thank you all and may God continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.

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