June 12: Buhari Gets More ‘Accolades’ For Honoring Abiola
The President seems to have endeared himself to some people over the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and conferment of GCFR on the presumed winner of the election, Late Moshood Abiola.
Yarima Abdullahi, former Nigerian High Commissioner to Malaysia has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has done well to honour Abiola.
In an exclusive interview with Bounce News, the former Ambassador said the honor does not just go to Moshood Abiola and his family but all those that gave him their mandates.
“You see that freest and fairest presidential election yet annulled by the then military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babagida left so many of us that voted with pains of injustice for years, but with this declaration I personally feel fulfilled,” Abdullahi said.
Abdullahi said the move would revive the hope of Nigerians and belief in democracy.
He said that it will also show that every vote in elections in the country will henceforth count.
He charged leaders at every helm of government to ensure that their followers are given the expected dividends of democracy.
He added that “Our politicians should know that majority of Nigerians who vote are honest and would appreciate good leadership potential when they see one just like in the case of MKO Abiola and his then running mate Baba Gana Kingibe whom were Muslims but got votes from every nook and cranny of the country”
“You cannot trample on people’s justice and expect them to believe in you or your leadership qualities or the new ideas you posses”
He said the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable because traditionally and spiritually, Nigerians are connected by justice and equity.
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