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‘We must not take our democracy for granted, we must defend it’ – Tinubu

The former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his Democracy Day Message urged Nigerians to defend democracy as victory is near.

Read his statement below:

“Now is not time to lament, murmur or give into despair. It is time to summon once again the political and social courage that we well know and that well knows us.”

“We need to push forward and to urge government forward to do that which it must to achieve this great generational feat.”

“We stand between success and failure; but we cannot maintain this middling position forever. We must turn one way or the other. To me there is but one option. The other is unspeakable. We must be bold enough not to accept an inferior destiny. We must win.”

“To do so, we must use all the democratic tools at our disposal. I am proud and commend Nigerian people for having carried the nation this far. Don’t faint now. We are almost out of the thicket and so close to home.”

He added that “A great historic push and effort are mandated. Change takes boldness, perseverance and moral fortitude; profound change requires even more so.”

“The task is hard but I neither fret nor worry. In my heart, I am comforted by the knowledge that we are so much better and stronger than the obstacle before us. We shall and must overcome it because it is in our nature and it is for our best destiny to do so.”


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