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    I’m Happy IBB is Alive to Witness Buhari’s Declaration on June 12 - Olulade

    Member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade has expressed joy at the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which affirmed June 12 as the real Democracy Day and conferring the highest honour in the land, GCFR on the Late Moshood Abiola.
    Olulade, in his reaction to Buhari’s declaration, also expressed delight about the fact that former Head of States, Ibrahim Babangida is still alive to witness history affirms what he upturned 25 years after.

    According to the lawmaker, “President Olusegun Obasanjo was the biggest beneficiary of the June 12 struggle that paved way for consensus of the military cabal’s resolution to allow a Yoruba man become President in order to avoid imminent collapse of the nation then, but he failed to recognise Abiola’s sacrifice and thus ignored the history.

    “The decision by the Buhari’s administration to confer the highest honour of the land posthumously on Late Abiola will never be forgotten in the history of Nigeria. This is a heroic feat that PDP led government failed to achieve in its entire 16 years in power,” he said.
    While commending President Buhari for his courage and selflessness, he pointed out that this singular act affirms that Buhari’s victory for another term seems non-negotiable with his feat of performance as he gradually takes Nigeria to a desirable status in the committee of nations.
    He maintained that all leaders who have attained exalted position of Head of State or President in Nigeria after the June 12 debacle simply decided to walk down the lesser-glory side of Nigeria’s democratic history.

    Olulade also stated that it was not arguable that a glorious man would one day recognise the popular wish of Nigerians as expressed on June 12th 1993, acknowledge the truth behind such historical legacy and be humble enough to do justice to the immortalisation of the day and chief actor whose blood became the bedrock upon which Nigeria’s democracy stands today.
    He, however, congratulated Nigerians, the families of Late M.K.O. Abiola, the civil society groups who fought tirelessly to ensure June 12 was recognised, students and youth movements, the women group and all activists who are still alive to witness the victory of democracy by this historical declaration of June 12 as rightful democracy day in Nigeria by the Muhammadu Buhari led government.

    He added that history will not forget those who have lost their lives in the struggle for the actualisation of June 12 mandate won popularly with landslide victory by the Late  Abiola but which was annulled by the military junta.

    [ by Oladipupo Awojobi]
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