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June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by fergie001: 6:17pm On Jun 11
Democracy Day Message from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the occasion of 2021 Democracy Day Celebration

On this day, I join with all Nigerians in commemorating Democracy Day. The book of the life of this nation has many chapters already written and many more yet to be written.

One of the most profound and inspiring accounts that shall be written of our nation’s history will be the chapter on how we moved from the darkness of authoritarian military suppression into the light of democracy and the establishment of popular government based on the sovereign will of the people.

On this memorable day, we mark, with respect, and honor the sacrifices that have allowed democracy to come to pass. We also celebrate in anticipation of a future in which our democratic institutions, concepts and practices take firmer root; transforming this society from what it is to what it can be.

The pages of our national book inexorably turn. We have seen and experienced much. Victory and setback have entered and exited. The departure of friend and foe we have witnessed. The song of peace and unity we have sung as one national family while others have pounded the drums of war and hate. Laughter and sorrow, we have known.

Through it all, our gaze has remained fixed as if it were focused on a star in the firmament. Our road has remained certain for it is the only road we can reasonably tread. We have moved toward a better Nigeria and a greater democracy.

This path has not been without peril. There are many who care not for the journey we take. They embark on a different trek for they hold to a different concept of governance and of the relationship of government to the people.

They do not believe in a nation where every person therein has substantive rights, freedoms and liberties as God intended for all of his human creations regardless of place of birth, ethnic origin, social station or religious creed. These people hate democracy and despise you for choosing democracy over them and their oppressive ways.

They are violent and coldhearted. They love nothing, save the destruction of the happiness and peace of others. They will not go away quietly or in consideration of the compelling logic of democratic governance.

Instead, they set us up in hopes of laying waste to the good society we seek to build. They levy terror against us in vain hope that their violent impositions might cause us to lose our way. They raze villages, destroy homes assault and kill innocent people. They even attack important symbols of a just society including religious institutions, schools of learning and INEC offices as if they can snuff out, through violence, mankind’s will to worship God, seek knowledge or engage in participatory governance.

However, with all that they do, they will not succeed. In trying to pluck a democratic and just society from our hands they are as mistaken as they are evil.

Our democracy was not here established to be destroyed by the terrible likes of people such as these. Those who sacrificed their lives for democracy did not give of themselves so that we would be turned back by terrorists or by those who seek to tear the nation asunder just so they might imperially rule over some small part of it.

Despite the troubles we face, and those troubles are serious, we must stand up for democracy lest we shall find ourselves falling to oblivion. Democratic good governance offers the only reasonable solution to the challenges confronting Nigeria.

Thus, we must stand for democracy today. We must stand for it even more tomorrow. Ask this question 10, 20, 100 years from now, the answer must remain the same: the people of Nigeria stand for democracy and stand against that which would chase democracy from our land.

Thus, we stand against those who traffic in insurrection and violence. We stand against those whose commerce is bigotry and hatred. We contend against those who would render the people ignorant and poor.

We stand for a better way. We celebrate Democracy Day not only because we have come far but to help give us the social fuel and encouragement to continue onward because we have farther to go and even greater things to achieve as one nation and one people.

On this day, let us remember MKO Abiola whose victory in the June 12th 1993 presidential election was stolen from him. Yet he remained steadfast and surrendered his own life so that we all might enjoy the democratic victory that was taken from him. Without his historic effort and sacrifice, this day would not be democracy day. It would be a downcast and disappointing one. Let us also remember all others who also sacrificed so much to bring democracy to this land.

We best honor these people not by reciting their names but by injecting the spirit and hope of democracy into our words and deeds. In becoming better democrats, we also become better at being Nigerians.

I wish all of you a meaningful and happy Democracy Day.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
June 11, 2021.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by BigSarah(f): 6:18pm On Jun 11
Message Came too early... GOD bless BAT, gimme my own boli and pomo I've said it.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by ShobayoEmma(m): 6:19pm On Jun 11
Please do not contest, join Yoruba nation agitation now. The bandits, killer herdsmen and bokoharam will make your government so ungovernable that Nigerians maybe wishing for the return of Buhari. Bandits have not started until a southern get to the Aso-rock.

It's never too late to join our call for Yoruba nation sir.

If you proceed to contest, I can only help you sir by not voting atall.

Thanks sir.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Racoon(m): 6:24pm On Jun 11
What is happy about a democracy their likes have bastardized with all manner of impunity, ineptitude, lawlessness and corruption? Can this man say MKO Abiola would have been happy with the kind of autocracy this government is practicing today?

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by ThEGodFaThEr103(m): 6:27pm On Jun 11
In the spirit of democracy, please sir endeavour to return all the Lagos loot that you've packed inside Bullion Vans in your abode, Bourdilion. Thank you Sir. Mr. Opolo eye no be open eyes bandit.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by meetme01: 6:28pm On Jun 11
Who are the THEY?

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Maxymilliano(m): 6:34pm On Jun 11
Democracy Day Message from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the occasion of 2021 Democracy Day Celebration
Kini nwi

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by bottlewater1(m): 6:37pm On Jun 11
I don't know whether I should read it

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Elvictor: 6:38pm On Jun 11
The incoming president of South-West and Northern Nigeria people.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by NwaNimo1(m): 6:40pm On Jun 11
Foolish slave.....you'll be sitting in Lagos dictating APC affairs.


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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by blizard44: 6:45pm On Jun 11
I'm not disappointed.
Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Monogamy: 6:46pm On Jun 11
Nice one from Jagaban of Borgu himself.

Let the wailers beging to scramble

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Whoube99(f): 6:47pm On Jun 11
But mind you, you can't site in Lagos and decides what happen in APC anymore@BAT

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by stunnert(m): 7:03pm On Jun 11
He is one of the biggest backbones of corruption in this country.

I'm sure he was high on some expensive crack when he said this

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Grace001: 7:03pm On Jun 11
Mmmmm
Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by AmazingELixir: 7:03pm On Jun 11
grin


Is he sharing drugs....that's the only useful thing dawan can offer....to those that take ooi

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by money121(m): 7:03pm On Jun 11
Ok
Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by mbak(m): 7:03pm On Jun 11
Somebody should tell Tinubu that he cannot sit down in Lagos and be
giving hypocritical unsolicited democracy day messages when Buhari and
the Fulani cabal have sealed his presidential fate

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Ladyifeoma: 7:03pm On Jun 11
Ok. Happy Democracy day.
Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by samuelevans(m): 7:04pm On Jun 11
Asiwaju jagaban

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by UstazAhmed(m): 7:04pm On Jun 11
This one will always be seeking for unnecessary relevance. Tell your western brothers not to misbehave tomorrow in any mumu protest. It wont be easy, unless they don't value their lives

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 7:04pm On Jun 11
Lord Tinubu, Chief Jagaban, leader of the waste, Fulani slave, drug Baron, future president of UAR, tormentor of dot in a circle people. WE GREET YOU SIR, CARRY GO!!!

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Olayinka8793(m): 7:04pm On Jun 11
Idiot

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Xiaomi1(m): 7:05pm On Jun 11
BigSarah:
Message Came too early... GOD bless BAT, gimme my own boli and pomo I've said it.
Bat meat is the best. Bat will be killed tomorrow. We need a tasty stew.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by stag: 7:05pm On Jun 11
Dude got served.
Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Bar1941(m): 7:05pm On Jun 11
Baba just create another headache for some Ipigs, they made more and more people fall in love with this niggar by fire by force from their foolishness.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by observanc1: 7:05pm On Jun 11
Haba, this drug addict should have been told that today is June 11. Not that anything he says holds any water.
I will rather read about what criminal tout MC Oluomo says than what this US most wanted drug baron, bullion van bandit criminal says.

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Thinktwicemybro: 7:07pm On Jun 11
Baba God

nor be my fault say na this country i for come o

I know say you get better plans for me

but you for at least put me for country make Dem nor curse their leaders

baba God, if na my sin, forgive me

if na my parents sin, forgive them

take away this cup, called Nigeria away from me

grant me US Visa make I jakpa

pick my call baba

na all this I ask in your name, amen

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Re: June 12: Tinubu's 2021 Democracy Day Message by Olayinka8793(m): 7:07pm On Jun 11
UstazAhmed:
This one will always be seeking for unnecessary relevance. Tell your western brothers not to misbehave tomorrow in any mumu protest. It wont be easy, unless they don't value their lives
Aboki bandit, concern your useless self with terrorists and bandits ravaging your North.

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