President, others for June 12 anniversary
PRESIDENT Mohammdu Buhari is expected to lead a host of other Nigerians to this year’s anniversary of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election and honour for its acclaimed winner, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.
In a statement yesterday, Abdulmumuni Abiola of the organising committee of the 2015 commemoration anniversary of June 12 said the ceremony would include “the laying of a special wreath of honour” at Abiola’s graveside in memory of his sacrifices and death in the struggle for democratic change.
He added that the June 12 Movement – a political platform advancing the principles and values of popular democracy and its actualisation in Nigeria – also expects the new government, led by Buhari, to officially recognise his sacrifices in the struggle for the nation’s democracy in the aftermath of that election’s annulment.
According to him, “the June 12 Movement, in collaboration with Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), will be hosting eminent political leaders of thought and democracy activists to commemorate the 22nd democracy anniversary in Nigeria at a national breakfast prayers and tributes session in honour of MKO Abiola, martyr of the June 12 democratic struggles in Nigeria.
“This annual event, which will be hosted at the residence of late Bashorun M.K.O Abiola at MKO Abiola Crescent in Lagos on Friday, June 12, will hold in remembrance of the struggles and sacrifices for the election.”
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