Rasaq IBRAHIM, Ado-Ekiti


THE Governors of Ekiti and Kwara States, Kayode Fayemi, and AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Friday, paid glowing tribute to the winner of the June 12, presidential election, late Moshood Abiola and different Nigerians who died as martyrs of the democratic battle.

Governor Fayemi, in an announcement entitled: “Reminiscences on June 12 Battle and its Imperatives” lauded the numerous sacrifices made by Abiola and different Nigerians, describing them as sacrificial lambs for the enthronement democracy.

He advocated the graduation of a brand new dialog that may arouse the residents’ confidence of a greater life and a brighter future, including that June 12 signposts a big lesson {that a} new and higher Nigeria is feasible.

Fayemi recommended President Muhammadu Buhari for giving official recognition to June 12 because the nation’s Democracy Day, describing it as a symbolic gesture which has supplied a psychosocial therapeutic for the individuals who sacrificed for the enthronement of democracy.

The governor famous that, Buhari, by the gesture, could be fondly remembered after he might need left workplace for giving June 12 a big place within the nationwide diary and acknowledging the image of the battle, Chief Moshood Abiola, because the rightful winner of the election, and taking a step additional to award him the nation’s highest honour of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).

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In the identical vein, Governor AbdulRazaq saluted the braveness and sacrifices of Nigeria’s democratic heroes, stressing that, his administration is dedicated to equity and justice to all, within the spirit of democracy, including that democracy is meaningless the place the curiosity of the bulk is sacrificed for sectional curiosity.

In her message, former Senate Minority chief, Biodun Olujimi, referred to as on Nigerians to make use of the importance of June 12 because the nation’s democracy day to pursue and promote points that will foster nationwide cohesion and peaceable co-existence.

The Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, in an announcement, on Friday, in Ado-Ekiti, stated Nigerians wanted a united entrance to surmount the myriad of challenges at present affecting the nation as exemplified by the June 12, 1993 election, when Nigerians shunned ethnicity and faith to vote for late Abiola.

Additionally, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Authorized Issues, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, stated a deep reflection on the ill-fated battle for the actualisation of  democratic rule in Nigeria via the June 12, 1993 presidential ballot, confirmed that the bond of unity amongst Nigerians was sturdy and invincible.

Saluting the martyrs and victims of the presidential election in an announcement, on Friday, Bamidele described the supposed winner of the botched election, late Abiola and different pro-democracy activists who misplaced their lives as the true pillars of the nation’s democracy.

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