Obasanjo’s Refusal To Honour MKO Abiola Evidence Of Institutional Failure – Senator Sani

By Ikenga Chronicles June 13, 2017

Obasanjo’s Refusal To Honour MKO Abiola Evidence Of Institutional Failure – Senator Sani

The refusal of former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo to consider giving recognition and honour to the late self-acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola remains a clear fact that the institution call Nigeria has failed.

Making this known while delivering a keynote address at the 2017 National Breakfast Prayers and Tribute Session in honour of the late Abiola, the Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, argued that, “Without the struggle of June 12, there could not have been democracy in Nigeria today.

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“The change and the experience in the 2015 election was part of the seed of June 12, it was the same forces that forced the military out of power that rallied Nigerians to eject the PDP out of power.

“It is not simply about Chief MKO Abiola not being recognised by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, it is about an institutional decision of the political class, who continues to suppress the role played by the free press bringing about democracy. 17 years down democratic lane, hardly will you see any of those that were on the streets of Lagos protesting for democracy ever being recognised with even an award of OON, which is the lowest.

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“As they share oil blocks to themselves, share positions to themselves, so they share national honour to themselves.”

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