As the nation marks its 55th anniversary, speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kola Oluwawole has charged handlers of key positions in the nation to strive to strengthen its democratic structures.
He stated this in a congratulatory message he sent to Nigerians in commemoration of the anniversary through his special
assistant on Media, Stephen Gbadamosi.
Oluwawole noted that while it was a welcome development for the federal government to fight the scourge of corruption, doing so on the pages of newspapers would amount to “waste of precious time. I would rather the federal government spent its time to galvanise all relevant offices to strengthen democratic structures.
“Our National Assembly and the various state Houses of Assembly are examples of such structures. Our institutions must be strong. We must evolve a process by which the rule of law will reign supreme in our legislatures. When our democratic structures are stronger, we can deliver dividends of democracy to the people better.
“That is when we will begin to have a nation we can all be proud of. This is what I think governments at all levels should spend their time on.
“Be that as it may, we have not much to celebrate; but if there must be celebration, it must be modest. We need to reflect on our journey so far, where we started, where we are now and where we are headed. I congratulate all Nigerians and the good people of Ekiti State on the nation’s 55th and the state’s 19th anniversaries. I pray that the good Lord will take us to the Promised Land.”
Oluwawole charged the people of the state to continue to support the Ayo Fayose-led government in the state, assuring them that the government would not let them down.


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