By Oluwakemi Ishola
An O’odua Youths Leader, Chief Rotimi Ajanaku has said that Nigeria would have been massively transformed if the late Chief MKO Abiola’s victory in the 1993 presidential election was not annulled.
Ajanaku made the disclosure in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Friday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Ajanaku, an APC Chieftain was the ZLP House of Representatives candidate for Ibadan South-West/North-West in the 2019 general election.
He said that the late MKO Abiola would have ran a government of the masses with great solution to the myriads of challenges the country was going through.
“Abiola’s administration would have been government for the masses considering the massive support he got in the election. Nigerians believed in Abiola and his electioneering promises.
“His administration if allowed would have brought solution to the problems militating against the unity and progress of this nation,” he said.
The APC chieftain recounted how Nigerians jettisoned ethnic and religious differences to vote massively for Abiola, whom he described as a great philanthropist.
Ajanaku, who joined Nigerians to celebrate June 12 as democracy day, said that the ghost of June 12 would continue to hunt perpetrators untill the nation is transformed.
“What we have as a nation now is not the Nigeria that was in the minds of millions of people who joyfully thronged the streets irrespective of religion and ethnic differences to cast their votes for Bashorun MKO Abiola as president on June 12, 1993.
“As long as this nation and its citizens continues to suffer from myriads of challenges, the spirit of June 12 will never stop hunting those who truncated Abiola’s mandate given to him by majority of Nigerians,” he said.
He commended Buhari and all those who worked with him to get June 12 declared as National Democracy Day, praying also for the families of those who died during the struggle for the actualisation of Abiola’s ambition.
“There’s no better way to immortalise a great warrior and leader of distinct value like late Abiola than what President Buhari has done. The proclamation of June 12 as National Democracy Day by the president.
“This is an outstanding way to immortalise a national leader of unmatched repute, who contributed greatly to Nigeria and the black race,” Ajanaku said.
“As we remember another June 12 today, I pray God keep standing by the families of those who lost their lives to June 12 struggle.
“When the nation shall regain his lost glory, the generation of those who fought for her liberation will be compensated by God,”he said.(NAN)