Ebonyi State governor, Francis Nwifuru, said he is committed to the sustenance and consolidation of democratic ideals and values in the state in line with the visions of the founding fathers.

Nwifuru stated this on Tuesday in a message to commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration.

According to him, Ebonyi State under his watch values “rules of law, freedom of speech and virile opposition, ” which he said are beauties of democracy and assured of continued consolidation as the nation’s democratic governance advances.

This was contained in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Dr Monday Uzor.

According to the statement made available to journalists, Governor Nwifuru, said: “Today is a day set aside to celebrate our nation’s democracy and the associated freedoms we enjoy.

“I am proud to say that the principles of democracy, equality, justice, and the rule of law are strictly respected in Ebonyi State under my watch.

“ On this Democracy Day, we honour the struggles of our past leaders who fought tirelessly to establish and sustain our democratic institutions.

“I recognize the contributions of our citizens who have worked to build a more just and equitable society. And I can assure you their sacrifices in enthroning democratic governance will not be forgotten.

“However, I acknowledge the challenges we face and what is certain is that as a government, we recommit ourselves to addressing them.

“Let me assure you that we are committed to working assiduously to build a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. “

I’m committed to democratic ideals – Gov Nwifuru

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