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By Ogbolu George with agency report

Human Rights and Constitutional Lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has said that June 12 should not be seen as a Yoruba struggle but a national movement that gave birth to the 18 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria.

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He stated this at a public lecture to mark the 24th anniversary of the June 12 presidential election.

National movement

Falana described June 12 as a national movement, saying it is wrong for any Nigerian to tag it a Yoruba struggle.

The Senior Advocate was quick to advocate for proper restructuring of Nigeria, which he described as not negotiable.

Falana noted that political restructuring without economic restructuring was not the solution to the under-development of the country.

Special day

While speaking Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, said that June 12 struggle remained a special day in the nation’s political history.

He said that many believed that the June 12 phenomenon transcended the individuality of Moshood Abiola and should not be forgotten.

Akeredolu announced the renaming of the Democracy Park in Akure as the MKO Abiola Democracy Park, saying that the meeting was not a political gathering.