- Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku is elated that June 12 has finally been recognised by the federal government
- The Asiwaju O'odua Youths president said the spirit of June 12 will never stop to hunt the perpetrators of the evil act
- He praised President Muhammadu Buhari and those who worked with him to get June 12 declared as democracy day
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O'odua Youths President, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku has stated that the ghost of June 12 will continue to haunt perpetrators until the nation is transformed.
Ajanaku said as long as millions of Nigerians continue to suffer economic hardship, insecurity and social deprivation, no sinners will go unpunished.
He said: “What we have as a nation now is not the Nigeria that was in the minds of millions of people who joyfully and indiscriminately trooped to streets, not minding differences in religion, ethnic or tribe to cast their votes for Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola to become the president of this great nation on 12th of June, 1993.
“There would be no peace for those who truncated Bashorun Abiola's victory through the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election. I know one thing, as long as the masses in Nigeria continue to suffer, the spirit of June 12 will never stop to hunt the perpetrators of the evil act.”
He, however, praised President Muhammadu Buhari and those who worked with him to get June 12 declared as National Democracy Day.
“There's no better way to immortalise a great warrior, a leader of distinct value than what President Buhari has done. Proclamation of June 12 as National Democracy Day by the president is an outstanding way to immortalise a national leader of unmatched repute who contributed greatly to his community, state and nation, as well as Africa, as a black continent,” Ajanaku stated.
On his part, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, has called for compensation for the family of the late Abiola.
Igbokwe who made the call at Ikeja in Lagos recently, during the Democracy Day Celebration of Ndigbo in Lagos APC said that a lot more should be done to compensate for the losses his family suffered.
Legit.ng had reported that one of late Chief MKO Abiola's children, Jamiu has advised Nigerian leaders to move the country forward by taking a cue from his father.
Abiola's son urged leaders to be selfless in their service to Nigeria in an interview on Friday, June 12.
Meanwhile, President Buhari recently declared that his government has recorded notable achievements since coming into power in 2015.
The president made the comment while addressing Nigerians on Friday, June 12 to commemorate the 2020 celebration of democracy day, which marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in Nigeria.
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