Ghost of June 12 will haunt its opponents until … ― Ajanaku
Businessman and politician, Chief Rotimi Ajanaku, has stated that the ghost of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election won by Chief MKO Abiola will continue to haunt the perpetrators of the annulment until the country is transformed.
Ajanaku, in a message on the commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day, said as long as millions of Nigerians continue to suffer economic hardship, insecurity, and social deprivation, “no sinners will go unpunished.”
He said: “What we have as a nation now is not the Nigeria that was in the minds of millions of people who joyfully and indiscriminately trooped out, not minding differences in religion, ethnic or tribe, to cast their votes for Basorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola to become the president of this great nation on the 12th of June, 1993.
“There will be no peace for those who truncated Basorun Abiola’s victory through the annulment of June 12, 1993, presidential election. I know one thing, as long as the masses in Nigeria continue to suffer, the spirit of June 12 will never stop to hunt the perpetrators of the evil act.
“Abiola’s administration would have been a government for the masses. It would have also brought a solution to the problems militating against the unity and progress of this nation.
“One thing is sure: until this nation is transformed to a level where the common man would be guaranteed three meals per day until we become a nation where the security of lives and property will be prioritised, a country that would support industries and companies to survive and create jobs for Nigerian youths, a nation where leaders at all levels would rise against corruption, there would be no peace for those working against this nation.”
Ajanaku, however, praised President Muhammadu Buhari and those who worked with him to get June 12 declared as the National Democracy Day.
He also prayed for the families of those who died during the struggle for the actualisation of Abiola’s ambition.
“There is no better way to immortalise a great warrior, a leader of distinct value, than what President Buhari has done. Proclamation of June 12 as the National Democracy Day by the president is an outstanding way to immortalise a national leader of unmatched repute who contributed greatly to his community, state, and the nation, as well as Africa.
“As we remember another June 12 today, I pray God to keep standing by the families left behind by those who lost their lives to the June 12 struggle. When the nation shall regain its lost glory, the generation of those who fought for her liberation will be compensated by God,” Ajanaku added.