Friday, June 12, 2015

June 12 should challenge us to protect democracy - Tinubu

Former governor of Lagos State, Sen. Bola Ahmad Tinubu, has noted that lessons from the historic June 12 presidential elections of 1993 which should have brought late Moshood K. O. Abiola to power as President of Nigeria should be guided jealously.  
He asserted that the anniversary serves as another reminder that Nigeria is a country marked for greatness, adding that the symbol of June 12 struggle, Chief Abiola, is one of the greatest Nigerian to ever live.
Tinubu noted in a statement issued by his media office that “Through his life, we glean selfless service and commitment to people. Through his political struggle, we glean courage and incorrigible commitment to principles of the just, free and humane society.
According to the statement, “As we remember the June 12 struggle we are challenged to guard our hard won democratic freedom and prevent any hijack or abuse of the very principles of constitutional democracy
Today our democracy thrives on the selfless sacrifices he made. His politics was without bitterness and rancor. His patriotism was devoid of tribal marks and nepotism. It will be said, here lies a man who did his duty on earth; it is what we should all strive for.
“We owe it to Abiola and all the fallen patriots of the June 12 struggle to make sure our democracy never falters and this current government succeeds. We must also make sure that the People remain the focus of our policy and politics.
“This is the commitment the new APC government has made to the people of this great country and by God’s grace we intend to keep it under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari", Tinubu noted.


  1. Tinubu the godfather

  2. Tinubu you spoke well. Truly MKO fought a good fight..