Senate president, Senator David Mark has enjoined Nigerians not to despair by the snail speed and challenges of democracy just as he urged them to support the new administration to succeed.
Senator Mark stated that “In spite of the imperfections, there is no alternative to democracy because it gives power to the people and they make the ultimate decision.
“I have been an active participant during the Military era and the current democratic dispensation. I am in a position to say without fear of contradiction that democracy is the best kind of government.
“It is a product of the wishes of the people. It is representative and participatory. Indeed people have a say and determines what they want through the ballot boxes.”
Senator Mark spoke yesterday at St. Mulumba Catholic Chaplainy Apo in Abuja to mark democracy day in Nigeria.
The Senate President told the in coming administration to embark on people centred policies and programmes that would improve on the welfare and security of the people.
Earlier in his Homily, the Parish Priest of the Church Rev. Fr. Innocent Jooji praised the resilience of Nigerians that have sustained and improved democracy so far urging them not to rest on their oars.

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