Political Parties Must Maintain Best Practices ,Norms- Dr. Awwal Aliyu
….Congratulates newly elected NASS Leaders
As Nigerians all over the country celebrate June 12 as the new Democracy Day ,the National Coordinator Salvage Nigeria Forum, Dr. Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu has urged all political parties to maintain Nigerian and international norms as well as support a credible electoral process.
The group ,which congratulated Nigerians for celebrating 20th years of uninterrupted Democracy and civilian rule, noted that struggle to achieve democracy gives it a special value and places responsibility on all of us to support the democratic process.
In a statement signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Dr. Awwal Abbdullahi Aliyu , the group said, “In Nigeria, as in so many countries of the world the right for all citizens to enjoy equal participation in the democratic process was achieved after considerable struggle and suffering.
“We remember and celebrate all those who sacrificed so much for the freedom we enjoy today.
“We congratulate Nigeria on its progress since 1999, including the first peaceful transition of power from a ruling party to an opposition party in 2015. As we celebrate the progress so far I encourage us to consolidate and deepen democracy as the country heads towards important NEXTlevel of developments with all newly Democratic Elected leaders.
“Democracy is not only about the voting process. It also requires a strong and ongoing commitment from political actors to uphold the democratic ideal. We have noted with concern recent experiences of violence, intimidation and corruption, both within parties and between parties.
“Congratulations to all our elected presiding officers of the National Assembly .
“May your tenure help deepen our democracy by improving the Executive-Legislative partnership in the overall interest of the citizens. “