As the country marks the 2022 Democracy Day, governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Delta state, Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi has urged Deltans and Nigerians, particularly the youths to be change agents.
The former minister of state for education, while calling on youths to be nation builders, he declared that democracy has come to stay in the country.
The prominent gubernatorial candidate commended Nigeria’s founding fathers who struggled to establish democracy in the country.
He expressed worry that the current socio-political and economic challenges plaguing the nation have resulted in a threat to the democracy and unity of Nigeria, appealing that citizens should be fair and patriotic as ”no nation is free from challenges”.
He used the opportunity to call on Deltans to make up their minds, participate massively in the ongoing voters registration exercise and get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) to cast their ballots for the Social Democratic Party come 2023 general elections.
He said the youths should be more proactive than employing reactive tactics, noting that SDP has a place for the youths to play active roles in the political life of the nation.
“SDP is a social movement, the oldest political party in Nigeria, without blemish. Leaders of the party in the past and currently are not known for any corrupt activity neither is there any pending court cases.
“The party has come to take over Delta state. As we mark this year’s Democracy Day, I use this medium to call on you not to make any mistakes that will affect your lives and that of your children and children yet unborn.
“It is not about me, Gbagi, it is about the future of Delta State, it about what we will leave for our children. The struggle is to give Delta a befitting legacy and infrastructural development that will stand the test of time.
”We are not where we want to be yet in our democratic march but we are also not where we started. There will always remain much work to be done in democratic consolidation and nation-building. Therefore, we should never despair or contemplate a return to the undemocratic past that had cost us so much toil and blood to escape from” he added.