Deputy President of the Senate , Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians to direct their energies to safeguarding the nation ’ s democracy from all forms of excesses that diminish it and compromise development.
Ekweremadu stated this through his Special Adviser on Media , Mr Uche Anichukwu, where he assured Nigerians that the National Assembly are working tireless to sustain the nation’s democracy.
“The core blessings of democracy are liberties , human rights, rule of law , separation of powers , checks and balances, independent electoral umpire , independent judiciary , independent legislature , which all combine to deliver good governance .
“Democracy does not envisage a situation where any arm of government, no matter how well intended, expropriates or discountenances the constitutional roles of other arms.
“Wilful disregard for these basic elements and flagrant abuse of critical institutions of democracy portend grave danger for democracy . It is recipe for anarchy and slow poison to democracy .
“On the occasion of the nation ’ s 19 th Democracy Day , leaders and citizens alike must recommit to unity and justice , directing our energies to safeguarding the nation ’ s democracy from all forms of excesses that diminish it and compromise development.”