The family’s secretary, Rahaman Abiola, made this known in an interview with journalists when a delegation of the Ogun State government, led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, visited the Abeokuta family house of the late Abiola to celebrate the June 12 democracy day.
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However, the Oyo State Police Command has told residents to go about their lawful businesses in spite of the threat of a nationwide protest to mark June 12
It said people of the South West would neither support, tolerate or join such protests, as the June 12 Democracy Day should be for celebration and not protests.
“As you know, I am a man of the people. So, the wound of one is the wound of all,” Joshua stated in a televised message posted to his multiple social media accounts.
Alabi made the revelation while featuring on “Parrot Xtra Hour On Radio” anchored by Olayinka Agboola and broadcast live from Space 90.1fm, Ibadan, Oyo State on Tuesday.
Today is June 12, the anniversary of the 1993 presidential election in Nigeria’s Third Republic. The election was the outcome of General Ibrahim Babangida’s transitional process to civilian rule. Though the result of the election indicated a victory for Moshood Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), it was unofficial as it was not declared by the National Electoral Commission.
Tinubu gave the advice on Friday in his Democracy Day message, with the theme: “June 12: A milestone for democracy.”
The Head of the Family, Chief Olanrewaju Abiola, made the demand on President Muhammadu Buhari at the family house in Abeokuta.
“I join millions of our compatriots, especially Mr President, to celebrate our Democracy Day. My profound respects go to all the heroes and heroines of our democracy, dead or alive, who paid huge sacrifices for their democratic beliefs,” the Governor said in a statement commemorating the 2020 Democracy Day.
One of the things that President Muhammadu Buhari would be fondly remembered for, after his tour of duty, would be the recognition of the significance of June 12 and its rightful placement in our national diary.
The sad event truly changed the narrative of Nigeria’s political landscape, culminating in the crisis that led to the death of many innocent people in the country. The struggle for the actualisation of the June 12 election became a sort of worry for some people, paving the way for today’s democracy.
The Diaspora chapter made this known to the press via an electronic email signed by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Jacob Ogunseye.
He urged all to hold on to every democratic ideal that would push the country forward in spite of so many challenges facing the nation.
This was made known by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Thursday
This submission was made on Tuesday by Chief Sitirat Titi Abiola, one of the most visible wives left behind by late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election in Nigeria.
Nigerian Forum for Good Governance and Leadership has described ”the diatribes” by a former governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, against former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, over recognition of June 12 as condemnable.
The former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, says he was always in tears whenever the remembrance of the annulled June 12 election comes to mind.
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, former Minister of Science and Technology, has appealed to Government of Japan
to strengthen collaboration with Federal Government on Science, Technology and Innovation.
All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, on Wednesday said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was one of the architects of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was won by the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.