June 12: MKO Abiola, a beacon of our current democracy – Activist Sulaiman

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A renown human rights activist and Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman has referred to the winner of the fairest and freest June 12, 1993 Presidential election, late Bashorun MKO Abiola as a beacon of current democratic experiment in the country, stressing that the likes of Late wife of June 12 hopeful, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi, Beko Ransome- Kuti,Fela Anikulapo, Alao Aka-Bashorun, Abraham Adesanya,Bola Ige, Alfred Rewane, Adekunle Ajasin, Anthony Enahoro, Ola Oni, among others, were part of those who have transited to great beyond that fought relentlessly for the restoration of annul June 12 election and the current democratic experiment in Nigeria.


Comrade Sulaiman who also stated that the living legends of the struggle for restoration of democracy back to the Country were; Ayo Adebanjo, Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman,Omoyele Sowore, Sheu Sanni, Osagie Obayuwana, Femi Aborisade, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,Adeola Shoetan, Segun Sango, Lanre Suraj, Dipo Fashina, Amitolu Shittu, Niyi Owolade, Shina Odugbemi, and host of others at the national level of the struggle against military regime over annulment of June 12 Presidential election.


The rights activist disclosed that in his home State of Osun, few elements were coordinated by Comrade Amitolu Shittu to ensure democracy returned back to the Country vis a vis Osun State, mentioning them as; Waheed Lawal, Sefiu Ayanbimpe, Tunji Akande, Goke Butika, Kayode Adebisi, Ademola Bankole, Najeem Olawuwo, Prince K, Rufus Oyatoro, among others, adding that the journalists in the country also played an important role in the fight against restoration of annulment of June 12 Presidential election.



Sulaiman who doubles as Convener, Save Lagos Group (SLG), maintained that Chief Abiola and others paid a supreme sacrifice by laying down their precious life for democracy to come back to the country which some certain elements had bastardized now by eroding the Nigeria masses of divided of democracy, urging President Bola Tinubu to brace up in governing of the country aright because people were feeling the pains and pangs of his Government policies, insisting that the Nigeria masses could not continue bear the current untold hardship in the land again.

June 12: MKO Abiola, a beacon of our current democracy - Activist Sulaiman
June 12: MKO Abiola, a beacon of our current democracy – Activist Sulaiman

This was contained in a signed statement by himself to commemorate this year June 12 celebration and copies were made available to newsmen on Wednesday, declared that the current democractic experiment were yet to throw up the good democratic leaders across the tiers of government in the last Twenty-Five (25) years of the current fourth republic, stating that the leadership training process of the nation has been our bane of development.


He therefore, regretted the military incursion into the governance of the country for so many years, noting that the military interregnum in our democratic life had retarded the country in all sphere of human endeavors by also causing great setback in all our national life.

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