My dear fellow Nigerians,
On this joyous occasion of Democracy Day, I want to extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you. Today, we celebrate the essence of democracy and the power it holds to shape our nation’s destiny. It is a day to reflect, rejoice, and recommit ourselves to building a better Nigeria for all.
Democracy is not a solitary journey; it is a collective endeavor that requires the active participation of every citizen. As we have exercised our right to vote and elect our representatives, let us remember that their responsibility extends beyond their constituents or political parties. They have been entrusted with the task of leading our nation towards progress, and that can only be achieved by carrying everyone along.
To our elected officials, I urge you to embrace inclusivity in all your endeavors. Your mandate is not limited to a specific group or region; it encompasses the hopes and aspirations of every Nigerian. Seek to understand the challenges faced by all, irrespective of their background or beliefs. Engage in dialogue, listen attentively, and work towards solutions that benefit the entire society.
Carrying everyone along means ensuring that no one is left behind in our pursuit of a better Nigeria. It means recognizing the strength in our diversity and leveraging it to foster unity and harmony. Our nation thrives when we value every Nigerian’s contribution and create an environment where opportunities are accessible to all.
Let us rise above the politics of division and build bridges of understanding. Together, we can transcend the barriers that separate us and forge a path towards a more united and prosperous nation. As elected representatives, you have the power to make a difference. Utilize that power to enact policies that uplift the marginalized, empower the youth, support the vulnerable, and create an enabling environment for growth and development.
Remember that democracy is not a one-time event but an ongoing process. It requires constant vigilance, active participation, and a commitment to the principles of justice, equality, and freedom. Let us hold our leaders accountable, engage in constructive dialogue, and work together to address the challenges we face as a nation.
On this Democracy Day, let us celebrate the progress we have made and rekindle the spirit of unity and resilience that defines us as Nigerians. By carrying everyone along, we can create a society where every citizen feels valued, heard, and empowered.
Believe in the power of democracy, believe in the strength of our diversity, and believe in the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. Together, we can shape a brighter future for Nigeria—one that is built on inclusivity, fairness, and progress.
Happy Democracy Day, fellow Nigerians! May our collective efforts pave the way for a prosperous and harmonious nation.
God bless Nigeria.
H. E. DCN. KINGSLEY BURUTU OTUARO, ESQ.
IMMIDIATE PAST, DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE.