As Nigeria marks democracy day, the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State has called for a democratic rebirth in the state.
The party, in a statement by its state Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju said it believes the critical elements of democracy are, respect for the rule of law, political tolerance, transparency, accountability, participation of citizens and equality.
Nwauju advised stakeholders to practice the elements of democracy to deliver proper representation, which he claims is the missing link in governance in Rivers State.
The statement stressed that Nigerians must have freedom of expression, noting that participation is the foundation that makes democracy strong.
He said the right to vote and hold peaceful protests cannot and should not be difficult in the state, to avoid the pitfalls of June 12, 1993.
Nwauju said all political parties, religions, ethnic groups and regions must be treated equally in a genuine democracy.