The Lagos state authorities has declared Tuesday, June 12, as public vacation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 Presidential election adjudged to have been received by late MKO Abiola.
This is contained in an assertion signed by the Secretary to the state authorities, Tunji Bello, on Saturaday.
Bello stated the importance of June 12, 1993 election, adjudged because the freest and fairest within the historical past of Nigeria, would all the time be a reference level within the state’s quest to entrench true democracy in service to the individuals.
He counseled President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest declaration of June 12 as the brand new Democracy Day.
He stated the singular act would endlessly be certain that MKO Abiola and different martyrs of democracy, who laid down their lives within the battle to entrench good governance, didn’t achieve this in useless.
“On behalf of all Lagosians, we need to commend and applaud Mr President for deeming it match lastly towards all odds from all different previous presidents that 25 years after, we’re in a position to now rejoice our personal Democracy Day and likewise declare that the actual winner of 1993 June 12 Presidential election was really our personal MKO Abiola.
“No matter how lengthy you attempt to conceal historical past, historical past will all the time reveal itself with a true platform.
“So, we all know that’s one crucial singular step as we go ahead to construct an enduring democracy. And for all democrats on this nation, we’re excited that we’re transferring in the fitting course.
“For us in Lagos, June 12 is not just a day to remember, it is a rallying point for those of us in service that we must continuously strive to entrench true democracy and good governance which is what Chief MKO Abiola totally exemplified,” Bello stated.