June 12: TYT Felicitates with Nigerians, Asks Citizens to Defend Democracy

June 12, 2024

The Yoruba Times (TYT) has congratulated Nigerians at home and in the diaspora on this year’s Democracy Day.

TYT in a statement by its management rejoiced with Nigeria and Nigerians on the sustenance of democracy for a quarter of a century in a political landscape that was under the jackboot of military junta for over three decades.

Nigeria had been under military dictatorship shortly after independence up till 1999 when the nation returned to constitutional democracy.

TYT noted with gratitude to God that Nigerians could now boast of enjoying human rights, particularly the right to free speech which has guaranteed seamless transmission of information as exemplified in free media practice.

The news medium paid glowing tributes to the nation’s heroes, who paid the supreme price to pave way for democracy.

TYT saluted the courage, vision and dedication to democracy of the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1999 election acknowledged as the freest, fairest and most credible in the political history of Nigeria.

Asking Nigerians to stay focused on the ideals and defence of democracy, TYT added that that was the only way to ensure that the slain heroes of democracy would not have died in vain.

“Nigerians should continue to nurture and defend democracy as the only form of government that engenders mass participation of the people and rapid social and economic development” TYT stated.

The news medium also enjoined Nigerians to support the current federal government under the leadership of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, who it noted had displayed uncommon courage, discipline and unalloyed commitment to the cause of all Nigerians and wished the nation many happy returns of the celebration.