I celebrate June 12th with mixed feelings because the said date is very significant to my life. Whereas it’s a special day for democracy in our land when we remember our leaders like M. K. O. Abiola and other distinguished Nigerians who laid down their lives for democracy to strive, for me, it’s the day my dear mother departed from this sinful and odd world, not fighting for democracy to strive but fighting to convert souls to the Almighty.

As I mourn for our our departed leaders and my dear mom, I pray for a better country where Tribe, Tongue and Religion will not be a consideration for appointment or employment. A country where every Nigerian will be proud of being a Nigerian, merry and reside in any part of the country without discrimination. Where you are elected based on what you can offer and not where you are from. This is the Nigeria of my dream. It’s possible and it will come to pass.

I salute this day specially and I call on God Almighty to look down with mercy on our dear country with the eyes of favour and love. Above all, may He heal our land and grant our leaders the forthrightness to do what is right, not minding who ox is gored. I pray for the souls of our departed leaders and that of my beloved mother; may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Happy Democracy day!

Sabastine Anyia
For NBA, First Vice President

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