Democracy Day: Southern Senators call for strengthening of Nigeria’s unity

The Senators Forum has called on Nigerians to strengthen the unity the nation irrespective their ethnic and religious affiliation.

The forum made the call in a statement in Ado- on Friday by its Chairman, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, while congratulating Nigerians on the celebration the 2021 Day.

“Time has come for all Nigerians to strengthen the nexus unity among ethnic nationalities and religious boundaries in the country.

will serve as the remedy to possible truncation of the democratic rule in our dear country,’’ Bamidele said.

The forum congratulated all Nigerians on the heartwarming feat, saying since Nigeria Independence in 1960, the nation had not practiced long.

“The First Republic only lasted for six years between 1960 and 1966 before crumbling.

“The second republic of 1979 to 1983 only lasted for four years while the third only lasted for just two or three years,’’ the chairman said.

According to him, makes the present one that started in 1999 more rewarding and worth celebrating.

“We to Nigerians to take ownership of this as a baby that must survive at all cost.

  • “They must refrain from all forms of agenda that can injure our corporate existence and foster enmity within our ranks,’’ he said.

The forum, therefore, congratulated Nigerians for celebrating 22 years of unbroken democratic evolution in the country, saying it was considered, “a pride and of  hope for the .’’ (NAN)