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Nigerians are today celebrating nineteen years of uninterrupted democratic governance in the country.
Popularly called Democracy Day, it is usually celebrated on May twenty-ninth every year.
The Federal Government has declared today as public holiday to mark the event.
Meanwhile, as Nigerians observe today as Democracy Day, Correspondent, Emmanuel Okonkwo, sampled the opinions of the citizenry on the journey so far.
Speaking on the event, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor who described democracy as the best form of government however called on the Federal Government to be more serious in tackling the Fulani herdsmen that are killing innocent citizens across the country.
For the Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese Right Reverend Alexander Ibezim Nigerians are yet to experience true democratic governance and called on the Federal government to be more proactive in providing democracy dividends across the country.
The Founder Save a Soul for Africa, Sir Ogo Ezeonu, noted that Nigerians should use the period to reflect on the concept and ideology of democracy which he observed is not in practice in the country as the voices of the masses could not be listened to by the leaders and representatives, praying God to give Nigerian leaders sense of justice to maintain an ideal democratic system that would be beneficial to all citizens.
Sir Ogo, called on the Federal government to do its best in ensuring that the people are listened to, with emphasis on restructuring which the citizens are clamouring for, saying that if the federal government accepts true federalism which will be ushered into the country by restructuring ,the country's indivisibility would be strengthened.
Contributing, the Transition Committee Chairman for Aguata, Local Government Area Mr Eche Ezeibe, harped on the need for people to secure their voters card in order to express their power to elect the representatives of their choice during the next year's general elections, and ensure more functional and people oriented governance.
For the President Awka Development Union Women's Wing,Mrs Oge Ekweozor, Nigeria has nothing to celebrate, as the phenomena has remained and grows dormant and un-functional since the country's independence in 1960.

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