Declaring Abiola As President Will Do Justice To Nigeria’s History – Falana
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria has joined voices with opinion leaders calling on the Federal Government to declare Moshood Abiola as Nigeria’s former President. Abiola is the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election
Femi Falana, who was a guest on Channels Television’s political programme on Sunday, also commended the Federal Government for conferring a posthumous national award of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on Abiola. He noted that this development is a starting point for the government. “I do hope like the Senate did resolve that the results of the June 12 election should be officially announced so that the actual winner is proclaimed.
Reacting to claims that the June 12 declaration as Democracy Day was merely a means to sway the people of the south-west region, Falana said such comments reduce the significance of the day. The human rights activist explained that the June 12 struggle was a pan-Nigerian mandate.