Release June 12 election results - Former senator tells Buhari, FG

Release June 12 election results - Former senator tells Buhari, FG

- A former senator has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release the results of the June 12, 1993 elections

- Bode Ola said release of the results would help put Nigeria’s political history and records in proper perspective and right the wrongs of the past

- According to Ola, with the release of the results, MKO Abiola would legally and officially be recognised as the authentic winner of the controversial election

Senator Bode Ola, a lawmaker in the 6th Assembly and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti has urged President Muhammad Buhari to order the immediate release of the June 12,1993 election results annulled by the military government.

The party chieftain, who represented Ekiti Central Senatorial District disclosed this on Wednesday, June 12, in Abuja, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said the release of the results would help put Nigeria’s political history and records in proper perspective and right the wrongs of the past.

He added that by authourising the release of the results, the late MKO Abiola would legally and officially be recognised as the authentic winner of the controversial election.

“President Buhari should go a step further by authorising the release of the results of the June 12 1993 elections to officially and legally authenticate M.K.O Abiola as the true winner of the contest.

“The release of the results of the election would put the country’s political history in proper perspectives and right the wrongs done to millions of Nigerians who forgot ethnic and religious affiliation to vote for M.K.O Abiola as President in the annulled 1993 polls,” he said.

He, however, commended the president for naming the National Stadium, Abuja after the late business mogul.

Ola described the gesture as a way of immortalising Abiola’s name in the annals of the nation’s history and engraving his name as the pillar of sports in Africa.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams has stated that with the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day, the late M.K.O Abiola will continue to linger on in the minds of Nigeria and Nigerians.

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The Yoruba leader made this known on Wednesday in Ogba, Lagos, at the annual June 12 commemoration, organized by the Oodua Peoples Congress.

Adams, in his remarks, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for recognizing the efforts of late Abiola and several other heroes and heroines who paid the Supreme price, saying the recognition is indeed a reward for Nigeria's democrats.

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