While Nigerians celebrate the new Democracy day of June 12, former aviation minister of the country, Femi Fani-Kayode appears not to be satisfied with president Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to honour the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola , the adjust winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, with the new democracy day.
Recall that On June 6, 2018, eight days after May 29, 2018 had been celebrated as Democracy Day, the President Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria declared June 12 to be the new Democracy Day.
This year’s edition of the Democracy Day is the first time the Nation was celebrating the occation of the sustained civil rule – since 1999 – on June 12, as against the initial day of May 29.
Reacting Fani0-Kayode, former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential council, has opined that June 12th as Democracy Day not the best way to honour MKO Abiola, rather the country must bring to justice those that murdered the late politicians.
“The best way to honor MKO Abiola is not just to declare June 12th as Democracy Day but to also bring those that killed him to justice. They must be exposed and prosecuted for murder. It is only after that is done that the ghost of June 12th will die and Nigeria will know peace” He tweeted.
The best way to honor MKO Abiola is not just to declare June 12th as Democracy Day but to also bring those that killed him to justice. They must be exposed and prosecuted for murder. It is only after that is done that the ghost of June 12th will die and Nigeria will know peace.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) June 12, 2019
Abiola was reported to have died in suspicious circumstances shortly after the death of General Abacha, on the day that he was due to be released, 7 July 1998. While the official autopsy stated that Abiola died of natural causes, Abacha’s Chief Security Officer, al-Mustapha has alleged that Moshood Abiola was in fact beaten to death. (Source: Wiki)
Al-Mustapha, who was detained by the Nigerian government, but later released, claims to have video and audiotapes showing how Abiola was beaten to death. The final autopsy report, which was produced by a group of international coroners has never been publicly released. Regardless of the exact circumstances of his death, it is clear that Chief Abiola received insufficient medical attention for his existing health conditions. (Source: Wiki)
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