June 12: Orji Kalu Hails Abiola’s Contribution To Nigeria’s Democracy

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By KayCee June 11, 2015 22:22

Former Governor of Abia state, has praised the contributions of late Chief MKO Abiola describing him as an icon Nigerians will never forget.

Late Chief MKO Abiola

Late Chief MKO Abiola

Kalu was speaking in Abuja during an interview sessions with journalists as Nigerians are set to mark 22 years of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election which was won by the late Abiola.

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According to Kalu, Abiola was popular across the nook and crannies of Nigeria, saying he enjoyed the goodwill of Nigerians when he was alive and even in death.

He also affirmed that, the June 12, 1993, presidential election is still the freest and fairest  in the history of the country, Naij.com reports.

M. K. O. Abiola, was a popular businessman, publisher and politician ran for the presidency in 1993, and is widely regarded as the presumed winner of the election. But the election was annulled by the military head of state then, General Ibrahin Babangida.

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In a related development, four states in the South-west region of Nigeria where Abiola hails from have declared a public holiday tomorrow, June 12, 2015 in his honour.

Meanwhile, former governor of the old Abia State, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, has appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the president needs adequate time to deliver on his campaign promises.

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KayCee
By KayCee June 11, 2015 22:22