Wednesday, 12 June 2013

June 12: Abiola’s Memory Unforgetable –Ajimobi

Governor Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has described the June 12, 1993 presidential election as a watershed in the annals of the country
He said the supreme price paid by the acclaimed winner of the election, the late Chief M. K. O. Abiola, can never be forgotten. He stated this in a statement issued in Ibadan yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo.
The governor expressed regrets that 20 years after the election adjudged to be the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria, the ideals which Abiola stood for had yet to be realized.
While describing the late politician and business mogul as a symbol of democracy, he praised him for his strong conviction that ordinary Nigerians must be freed from the shackles of oppression, poverty, penury and squalor.
It was this conviction that the masses of this country should be freed from their oppressors and that the destiny of the whole nation should not be held to ransom by a cabal that propelled him to stand by his mandate and to defend it to the last.