The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Management (CACOL) has requested the Nigerian authorities to rename June 12 because the MKO Abiola Day within the nationwide calendar.
Debo Adeniran, Govt Chairman, CACOL, stated this whereas commemorating the inaugural celebration of the June 12 because the nation’s Democracy Day.
Commending President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola by naming the National Stadium, Abuja, after him, Adeniran requested the President to order the electoral fee physique to formally launch the results of the June 1993 Presidential election.
“This inform why we advise that the Authorities ought to declare the day (June 12) MKO Abiola Day, by no means to be forgotten and reiterate the lesson and event once we all refrain and say, NEVER AGAIN.
“It’s gratifying that the NATIONAL STADIUM Abuja has been named after this patriotic Nigerian who laid down his life for the emergence of a brand new Nigeria with a lot éclat, we implore the authorities to compel Prof Humphrey Nwosu the then National Electoral Fee of Nigeria, NECON, to formally declare the ultimate outcomes of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections, which Prof Nwosu have affirm Chief MKO Abiola received honest and sq., in order that he can be formally acknowledged because the 2nd democratically elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) and accorded all advantages and recognition derivable therefrom.”
Adeniran condemned politicians in Nigeria for misusing the democracy Abiola fought for including that the battle has been betrayed.
He stated, “Right now, this identical day, satirically, has been utilized by sure components that had been both initially chargeable for the unlucky annulment and destruction of a uncommon likelihood of rooting democracy within the nation or these those who later ethicized or betrayed the battle, by hook or by crook.
“One of many key figures in that epoch was Alhaji Bababgana Kingibe, a Vice Presidential candidate of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, believed to have deserted the ship when it mattered most and at the moment a member of the kitchen cupboard to President Muhammadu Buhari’s federal authorities.
Because of this the JUNE 12 has change into various things to the lessons of the dominated and the rulers.
“To these in authorities, it represents a day their class survived a significant political tsunami, meant to provoke and mobilize the mass towards their rudderless system and supplants their reign, whereas majority Nigerians view it as a day the lots had a chance to free themselves from the shackles of social enslavement and financial miasma.”