Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that what makes the June 12 date stand out must not be forgotten and elected leaders need to be accountable and impartial.
Sanwo disclosed this at the maiden June 12 Democracy Day celebration, themed “Democracy and Restoration of True Federalism in Nigeria.”
He also hailed Muhammadu Buhari for declaring the historic date as a national holiday.
The Chairman of the occasion, Rtd. Gen. Alani Akinrinade then said democracy is nothing without the people.
He said, “The President should not listen to those who have kicked against restructuring, and look into the political, physical and territorial re-alignment.
“Those against it are enemies of peace and they will stop us from joining the rest of the world in the race toward development, human dignity and comfort.
“I notice that you are trying to restructure the police, please do it snappy and do not allow it turn to another talk shop. Please commence now because four years is enough to achieve it,”