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June 12 A Shining Light, Reminder A United Nigeria Is Possible – Atiku

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mkoAs Nigerians remember the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections today, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the watershed event as a shining light and a reminder that a united Nigeria is still possible.
The military junta of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida exactly 23 years ago today, annulled the 1993 presidential election widely adjudged to be the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s political history.
The presumed winner of the polls, Chief M.K.O Abiola, who was arrested and jailed by the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha in 1994 for declaring himself Nigeria’s lawful president, died on July 7, 1998 – the day he was due to be released.
Joining millions of Nigerians to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the annulled election, Mr. Abubakar recalled that on June 12, 1993 Nigeria was united in one cause, which was the to defeat what he called tyranny, through the ballot box.
“We all believed”, said the former VP, who contested the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, against Abiola, in a statement issued by his media office in Abuja on Sunday. “After 23 years, #June12 still remains a shining light, a reminder of what is possible – a united Nigeria”.
According to the Turakin Adamawa, the integrity of the June 12 electoral process was a confirmation that Nigerians can achieve great things, if they stand as one.
“For many of us who worked with Chief M.K.O. Abiola, his death was painful, but it paved the way for enduring democracy. Our democracy today, is MKO Abiola’s legacy.
“But we must grow beyond just democracy – our country must work. We must reform our country – restructure our federation for peace, growth and prosperity. We must also fix our political system. We must embrace reforms, and base our democracy on equity and good governance, which helps every Nigerian feel safe and secure”, he stated.
Mr. Abubakar added that June 12 was a victory for Nigeria because “we knew we could be better. We can actually achieve that dream if we all work together”.

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  1. adeyanju abioye figo

    June 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I love you

  2. sirOscie

    June 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Well said Turaki Nigeria.
    Democracy is here to stay.
    #OneNigeria.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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