Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos

Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election which the late business mogul, entrepreneur par excellence, philanthropist, sport enthusiast and astute politician, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, was widely regarded as the presumed winner.

According to The Nation, some eminent Nigerians today called on the federal government to declare June 12 Democracy Day, in place of May 29, in order to immortalise Abiola.

Among those who added their voice to the call were Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Lagos State Speaker of House of Assembly, Honourable Olatunji Obasa, Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence, Akin Oyebode; Human Right Lawyer, Femi Falana and former Commissioner for Information in Lagos, Dele Alake.

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They all agreed that the declaration was the best national recognition that could be accorded the struggle that Abiola died for.

See the pictures from the event below as captured by our photographer:

Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos
Governor Ambode exchange pleasantries with other dignitaries on arrival  at the event
Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos
L-R: Governor Ambode, Hon. Obasa, Prof. Olapade and Dele Alake
Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos
Outside the venue, the Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian students express their solidarity with Abiola under the watchful eyes of various security personnel
Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos
Some other groups were inside the hall to pay homage to Abiola
Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos
The groups came in their different attires which made them easily identified
Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos
Some others use the opportunity to pass their message to Ambode and President Muhammadu Buhari
Ambode, Falana Others Mark June 12 Anniversary In Lagos
Presence of security agencies noticed as Ambode exits the venue after the event

Meanwhile, President Buhari, has been asked to, as a matter of urgency rename the Aso Rock presidential villa after late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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