The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Thursday, described June 12, 1993, annulled election as essentially the most defining second in Nigeria’s historical past, saying the battle to free Nigerians from the shackles of bondage will proceed till the nation is restructured into federating items.
Adams, in a press release by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed pleasure that a part of the desires of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) underneath his management, has been realised with the designation of June 12 because the genuine Democracy Day.
The Yoruba chief, nonetheless, regretted that regardless of the sacrifices of the activists and pro-democracy teams, democracy has but to take its root within the nation.
He identified that the one method out of the political logjam is to let the federating states develop at their very own tempo.
He stated, “When the federating items are allowed to develop at their very own tempo, there shall be mutual advantages and progress.
“The federating states shall be geared in direction of attaining one of the best for the folks on the grassroots. This is feasible when there may be wholesome competitors among the many federating items.
“The concern of safety and state police can be taken care of with out concern or favour. That is how it’s in different climes the place democracy thrives. “It is nice that our democracy is evolving, however sadly it isn’t but Uhuru as a result of this isn’t the form of democracy we fought for throughout the June 12 battle.
“The struggle for the actualisation of the June 12 mandate given freely to late MKO Abiola in a free and fair election then was a long and hard one, to survive the military onslaughts.”