Lagos State Authorities has declared Tuesday, June 12, 2018, as a public holiday in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 Presidential elections adjudged to be have gained by the late Moshood Abiola.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, in a press release signed by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Tunji Bello on Saturday, mentioned the importance of June 12, 1993 elections, seen as the freest and fairest in the historical past of Nigeria, would all the time be a reference level by the Lagos State Authorities. Ambode additionally recommended President Buhari’s latest declaration of June as the brand new Democracy Day.
This, he mentioned, would without end make sure that Chief MKO Abiola and different martyrs of democracy who laid down their lives in the wrestle to entrench good governance didn’t accomplish that useless.
“We wish to commend and applaud Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari for deeming it match lastly in opposition to all odds from all different previous presidents that 25 years after, we’re in a position to now have fun our personal Democracy Day and likewise declare that the actual winner of 1993 June 12 Presidential election was truly our personal MKO Abiola. Regardless of how lengthy you attempt to conceal historical past, historical past will all the time reveal itself with a real platform. So, we all know that’s one essential singular step as we go ahead to construct an everlasting democracy,” he mentioned.
The governor added that June 12 isn’t just a day to recollect in Lagos State, it’s a rallying level for these of in service to repeatedly attempt to entrench true democracy and good governance that are the beliefs of Chief MKO Abiola.