President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day is a “welcome gesture” and an “honour” to late MKO Abiola, according to ex-Education Minister Oby Ezekwesili.
Buhari had on Wednesday changed the date for the event from May 29 to June 12 in honour of the late Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was annulled by then military ruler Ibrahim Babangida.
Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili hailed Buhari and called for such honour to be accorded the wife of the late Abiola, Kudirat.
”That’s a very welcome gesture from @NGRPresident @MBuhari – this honor done Chief MKO Abiola. The symbolism of June 12 is huge for our Democracy,” the former minister tweeted.
”The sacrifice of the Abiola family was much and I do hope Mrs Kudirat Abiola is similarly accorded the honor due her. #History.”