By Henry Umoru 16-12-13
ABUJA- GOVERNOR Jonah Jang of Plateau State’s faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF Monday described the 18- page letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan as part of the growth process as a nation as well as integral to any democratic society.
In a statement in Abuja from the media office of the Forum and signed by Kassim Yakubu, the Jang led NGF noted that as members of the Forum, they were committed to the success of democratic rule in Nigeria and that democracy remains the most viable form of government for the development of Nigeria.
According to governor Jang, “a look at the progress made in the states within a little over a decade of democratic rule cannot compare to the many decades of other forms of governments of the past”, adding that “the success of democratic rule is made possible by the participatory nature of the system of government which he says is presently working for Nigeria.
“As our democracy grows, it is our belief that more and more quality candidates will continue to emerge and this will translate to better governance on behalf of the people.”
Calling on Nigerians to continue to participate in the democratic process as there was no other form of government that can guarantee the level of choice and participation that comes with democracy, Jang stressed that Nigerians should see the recent surge in political activities as integral to any democratic society.
He added, “There will always be both positive and negative issues thrown out there just as we are experiencing now with those heating up the polity unnecessarily. Nigerians should however remain steadfast in their confidence in democracy and see all these as part of the growth process as a nation.”