What June 12 reveals about Nigerian democracy - Vanguard News

On Friday, the Eze Ndigbo of Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie, disclosed that the cancellation of June 12 presidential poll was one of the worst experience that ever occurred to Nigeria.

Anozie said that the cancellation was total illegal in its ramification.

The Eze Ndigbo disclosed this at the second felicitation of the anniversary of June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria, arranged by Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Eze Ndigbo who is the speaker at the event called for a reawakening of June 12 spirit in order for the country to make meaningful progress beyond religious and ethnic affiliations.

Speaker while talking said,that, religion and ethnicity should not be a problem in Nigeria under normal circumstances and that if the June 12, 1993, presidential poll was accept to stay, it would have been the great thing to have occured to Nigerian history.

“Injustice is forcing us to do what we are doing now in Nigeria. Religion and ethnicity have also been dividing us”.

During Alabi remarks said that Abiola paid the great sacrifice for the democracy that the country has been enjoying in the past 21 years without any break.

Babalola, described Abiola as a man of many parts, who contributed immensely to the media industry in the country, as a detribalised Nigerian.

He said, “In 1993, Nigerian put aside tribalism and sentiment and voted for the candidate of their choice as president but the election was later set aside. He was a philanthropist, who touched many lives of Nigerian citizens”.

Ademola commended the leadership of President Buhari for immortalising Abiola, calling for cooperation between Yoruba leaders and monarchs.

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