- Former Kaduna governor Balarabe wants IBB dealt with by President Buhari
- The ex-governor is joined in his quest to have the former military ruler punished by labour leader Aremu
- The duo believe this is the only way to lay to rest the ghosts of June 12 that have been haunting Nigeria
On the occasion of the celebration of Nigeria's 21st anniversary of the return to civilian rule, on Friday, June 12, the country's leader, Muhammadu Buhari, has been urged to probe a former military ruler Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB).
The call was a joint effort by a former governor of Kaduna state Balarabe Musa and a labour leader Issa Aremu.
According to them, the ghosts of June 12, Nigeria's freest and fairest election, will never be laid to rest until the part IBB played in the annulment of the democratic exercise was investigated and necessary punishments meted out.
Daily Trust reports that they claimed IBB has been getting away with the alleged atrocities committed in the process of annulling the election that was widely believed to have been won by late southwest politician, MKO Abiola.
"If Buhari does not go further and do this, anybody can do same thing like Babangida who annulled June 12 and got away with it, up till now, he (Babangida) is getting away it. We must make sure that does not happen," Balarabe said.
While Aremu admitted that Buhari's public apology for the annulment is verbal punishment for those who took part in the exercise, he and Balarabe want a more concrete punitive measure.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported on Friday that one of late MKO Abiola's children, Jamiu, advised Nigerian leaders to move the country forward by taking a cue from his father.
He said this during an interview with Channels Television where he urged leaders to be selfless in their service to Nigeria.
Jamiu, a writer and author, is the son of Abiola and his activist wife, Alhaja Kudirat.
Speaking on the occasion of the new Democracy Day celebrated by Nigerians across the country, Jamiu called on everyone to look beyond what his father did.
Nigeria celebrated its Democracy Day on Friday, June 12 for the first time in 21 years to commemorate over 2 decades of uninterrupted civil administration since 1999.
Legit.ng explained why President Buhari moved the special day from May 29 to June 12.
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