A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed why the federal government should declare June 12 Democracy Day.

The former Abia state governor on Monday, June 12, said the Democracy Day celebration should not be on May 29, but, on June 12.
NAIJ.com gathered that Kalu speaking during an event to mark the 1993 election, believed to have been won by late MKO Abiola, organised by the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Lagos said, that date should be the symbol of fairness, equity and obedience to the rule of law. 
He said: “As a state governor, we went to court 15 times against the federal government and we won 13 times. Is it not the same judiciary that ruled in our favour? I call on the federal government to learn to obey the laws of the court, no matter how frivolous they are.
“These are the ideals Abiola died for. We have to protect our institutions; Nigeria is our country and we cannot run away from it. The country is in need of assimilation, healing and the right democratic ethos.
“People have a right to do anything that they want, but do not have the right to carry arms. In countries like The Gambia, you would not know the difference between a Muslim and a Christian, but, Nigeria is drifting because of quarrel and strife. I am a Catholic, but, I have always taken part in Ramadan.”

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