Democracy is the only way to attain good governance- Minister

Timothy Choji, Katsina

Nigeria's Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Nigeria’s Minister of State-Aviation, Hadi Sirika says democracy remains the only way through which Nigerians and citizens of any other country can get good governance.

He made the declaration on Saturday at Makaranta polling unit, Sirika ‘B’ ward, Katsina State, while speaking to Voice of Nigeria soon after casting his vote in the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections.

According to the Minister, “Democracy is the only and sure way through which they can get good governance and improve the quality of their lives and also improve their living standards. The essence of governance is the security of lives and property and that is only achievable by way of democracy through elections and these elections are held in a peaceful manner as we are now doing in Nigeria.

“So I think that the people understand this that’s why they came out two weeks ago enmass to vote our President and members of the National Assembly and also today they came out to vote candidates of their choice. So I wish all of us well and also call upon them to always participate in the process because doing so is a guarantee to good governance. If you don’t participate, you have no reason to complain.”

The Minister, who represents Katsina State on President Buhari’s cabinet, assured Nigerians that having given him a second term, the President will continue his good works.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is going to continue to do all those good things that made him emerge as the preferred candidate of our party the All Progressives Congress APC and then also emerged as President in 2015, where he did extremely well and now they should expect him to do more,” the Minister said.

Sirika said President Buhari went through a learning curve of patience and hard work in his political career and has also taught his followers to emulate that.

He appreciated those who came out to vote on Saturday, but lamented the poor turnout, compared to that of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.