Senator Clifford Ordia, representing Edo Central Senatorial District, has reiterated his commitment to improve the welfare of his senatorial district through responsible and reasonable law making.
In a statement to mark the Democracy Day and made available to OLIKA REPORTERS in Abuja, Sen. Ordia said 29 May, 2018, presents another opportunity for lovers and defenders of Democracy in Nigeria to reflect on the ‘Change’ promised three years ago by the current administration, led by President Mohammed Buhari.
He stressed that he shall continue to make laws that will bring development and growth to our people.
According to him, ‘’While I rededicate my stewardship to the commitment of improving the welfare of my people through responsible and reasonable law making, it would be necessary to also thank my immediate constituency for giving me that platform.
‘’To this end, it is expedient to emphasize the importance of the Democracy which we enjoy today.
‘’It will only be complete and offer more dividends if every arm of Government respects the tenets on which it thrives.
‘’Democracy is built on the rule of law which should be adhered to by both the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.’’
Senator Ordia decried that the clampdown on free speech by any arm of government must be condemned by all lovers of democracy to avoid the nation from sliding into a dictatorship where institutions meant to serve the public would be reduced to serving the interests of one man.
‘’I call on all lovers of Democracy to add their voices in the clamor for real change.
‘’This is also a clarion call to the youths who would bear the consequences of the actions and inactions of those in Power today, to support Democratic processes and the “Not too young to run” Bill, as it provides a credible and legal option for the Youths to be actively involved in processes that would improve their welfare.
‘’While we reflect on these, I wish you a Happy Democracy Day and may God continue to guide us aright,’’ he added.