Tinubu to lead Abuja walk in commemoration of Nigeria’s 25 years unbroken democracy

President Bola Tinubu is expected to lead a walk to commemorate 25 years of Nigeria’s unbroken democracy.

The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NDSG), organisers of the walk, said it is mobilising a minimum of one thousand Nigerians in each state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja as part of a series of other activities lined up to celebrate the epoch making event. 

NDSG chairman, Dr Kletsaint Akor, at a press conference, Tuesday, said the National Democracy Solidarity Walk would take place concurrently across 36 states and Abuja on May 29. 

As the cornerstone event of Nigeria’s Democracy Week, the 5th National Democracy Solidarity Walk holds special significance. 

“This symbolic walk will bring together citizens from all walks of life to celebrate the spirit of democracy and reflect on its enduring importance. 

“The week-long celebration built around the June 12th annual democracy day will feature a diverse array of activities aimed at fostering dialogue, promoting civic engagement, and advancing democratic ideals and culture. 

Akor, therefore, said that the Abuja leg of the walk would be led by the president, accompanied by Vice President Kashim Shettima.

According to him, Tinubu and Shettima will be supported by other esteemed dignitaries, including Senate President Godswill Akpabio, the Chief Justice of the Federation, Olukayode Ariwoola, and the Speaker of the House Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas..

The chairman disclosed that the walk in the states would be led by the governors, deputy governors; to be supported by speakers of state assemblies and state chief judges.

He stated that celebrating 25 years of sustained democracy defined the resolve and doggedness of a people towards the ideals of the best form of government.