By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
First democratically elected Governor of outdated Kaduna State Balarabe Musa and well-known Labour chief, Comrade Issa Aremu, have referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to transcend recognising June 12 as democracy day and examine the annullment of the election.
They argued those that annulled the June 12, 1993 election had been answerable for the numerous challenges dealing with Nigeria and should not get away with it.
The duo spoke throughout Democracy Day celebration at Balarabe Musa’s residence in Kaduna.
They these discovered culpable of annulling the election needs to be punished.
Musa, whereas commending President Buhari for astonishing the nation by honouring MKO Abiola, stated the President ought to full the duty he began by investigating the circumstances resulting in the annullment of June 12, these answerable for the annullment and punish them successfully to forestall future occurence.
He stated: “If President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t go additional and do that, anyone can do identical factor like Babangida who annuled June 12 and obtained away with it; up until now, he (Babangida) is getting away it. We should make it possible for doesn’t occur.
“We should additionally do one thing basic, that’s altering the, socio-economic and political and cultural system controlling all improvement kin this nation.
“And the way in which we are able to successfully do it’s by ensuring that, Nigeria embarks on socialist reconstruction of Nigeria, beginning with the main function of the economic system, to make sure equality, justice, dignity of human and progressive improvement.”
Aremu stated the general public apology tendered by Buhari to Nigerians and household of MKO Abiola over the annullment was a verbal punishment of those that annulled the election.
He stated Abiola earned a deserved posthumous honour President Buhari conferred on him final yr and the Nationwide Stadium Abuja remanned after the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, contemplating he was the pillar of sport of Africa.
He nonetheless stated honoring Chief MKO nonetheless requires greater than renaming monument however deepening democracy he fought and died for.
In accordance with him: “We should democratise the general public area and rescue the nation from the entire seize and dominance of few unaccountable self serving ruling elite”. We should eradicate poverty as envisioned by Abiola.
“There’s what I name “insufficiency in democratic practices” among the many politicians that’s worsening the disaster of governance within the nation. Safety and financial challenges can solely be overcome if bizarre individuals are concerned in governance.”