The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Chief Kekemeke, has urged the Federal Government to urgently make June 12 symbolic and memorable, since the day gave birth to the democracy we are all enjoying today.
“If not for a man called MKO Abiola that laid his life for Nigerians when the most freest election in the country was annulled, there would not have been anything like Democracy today,” he said
According to him, “This day, June 12, 1993 is symbolic, special, heroic and indelible in the annals of the history of our democracy and the struggle for freedom for our dear people and country.”
In a statement issued to newsmen in Akure, the state capital, through the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, he called on the Federal Government and National Assembly to enact a law, institutionalizing June 12 as Freedom Day and work-free day.
“June 12, 1993 is a day Nigerians filed out in millions, to speak in one voice to elect the most popular President-Elect, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, in an election that was annulled by a military junta led by General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida”.
The statement also said further, “we will continue to celebrate, respect, honour, remember, and pray for that day, June 12, Chief MKO Abiola, and those Nigerians who lost their lives, in the struggle for the actualization of the presidential mandate freely given on June 12
“June Twelve itself is symbolic and spiritual, so let us all from the North, South ,East and West, respect and honour June 12 and put it in a place of pride”.
Kekemeke emphasized that soonest, the country would be saved from the economic crunch we found ourselves.
“A day will come, soon, when the progressives from the North and South, East and West, irrespective of their political divide and persuasion, language or tribe, culture or tradition, ideology or belief, will come together to salvage our country Nigeria from the myriad of political, economic and social malaise. When the sovereignty of the people will be placed as a national priority through ballot, as one united Nigeria. June 12 has come to stay! Happy Remembrance Day,” the statement read.