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Friday, 8 June 2018

TINUBU HAILS BUHARI OVER ABIOLA’S POSTHUMOUS HONOUR


Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
APC Chieftain and top politician Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the honour bestowed upon the late acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential winner, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a statement titled:  ‘The immortalization of Chief MKO Abiola,’ said that he along with all democratic and fair-minded Nigerians welcome the news


that June 12 will replace May 29 as Democracy Day. “I too applaud President Buhari for making this courageous and rightful decision.” 


In the same vein, the APC Chieftain praised the President for the award and recognition given to Late Chief Gani Fahinmi SAN. According to him, “The award of GCFR to Chief MKO Abiola serves as an acknowledgement that he won the 1993 election and should have been allowed to serve as our president after winning that free and fair expression of the popular will.  We also commend the award to MKO Abiola’s Vice Presidential candidate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe and that given to Chief Gani Fawehinmi who was a fearless advocate for democracy and the human rights of the common man. Whenever and wherever he spoke, it was the language of truth to power.

“June 12, more than any other day, symbolises the struggles and sacrifices made by countless Nigerians to establish democracy as our way of national governance. Chief MKO Abiola and others gave their lives that we might have democracy, that the will of the people would be sovereign and not suppressed by the will of the few. This proclamation by President Buhari will forever memorialise the sacrifices made by these patriots who gave of themselves in service of such a noble and rightful purpose,” the astute Politician added.

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