Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians of its unshakable commitment to address the current challenges confronting the country.
In the congratulatory message to Nigerians on democracy day, the ruling party, in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, however urged Nigerians to pray for the administration to build a peaceful and greater nation.
According to the statement; “APC congratulates all Nigerians on the momentous occasion of the 2018 Democracy Day Celebrations.”
“Indeed, our journey as a nation since 1999 when we returned to democratic rule has not been an easy one but our country has soldiered on.
“We have built on the gains of those early years fractured by military incursion and now 19 years after, our democracy and polity are stronger.
“We have conducted successive elections and have continually improved on the transparency and credibility of our electoral systems,” the statement read.
On the current administration’s efforts, the APC said: “Remarkably, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has continued in the country’s proud tradition of being a bastion of democracy in the sub-region and across the world, as seen in the current administration’s lead intervention in ensuring representative governance and peaceful transition of power in the Gambia.
“On this momentous occasion, we should congratulate ourselves on the strides we have made in our political journey as a country since independence.
“For one, military rule is now distant memory in Nigeria. We must now work collectively to improve our democracy because regardless of its imperfections, democracy remains the best form of government that can best serve the interest of our people.
“As a Party in government, our commitment to address our current challenges, which find expression in the economy and security, remain unshaken.
“We urge all Nigerians to continue to pray and support the current administration’s effort to build a peaceful and greater nation,” APC appealed.