Kingibe is the greatest betrayer of MKO Abiola – Col. Nyiam

A chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition, Lt. Col. Tony Nyiam (retd.), who is one of the leaders of the foiled April 22 coup of 1990 against the Ibrahim Babangida military junta, said Babagana Kingibe is the worst betrayer of MKO Abiola, the ‘unpronounced’ winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. “I said this because for a man to be your running mate, which means you are on joint ticket, and suddenly moved to the other side. And instead of defending the allegation of treachery against him, Kingibe was…

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Declare June 12 annulment treasonable offence – Balarabe Musa tells Buhari

Former Governor of old Kaduna State, Alh. Balarebe Abdulkadir Musa, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to unearth what led to the annulment of June 12, 1993 election and declare such action a treasonable offence. He said the President must go a step further beyond declaring June 12 as a Democracy Day, but to know why the election was annulled with a view to punish those involved. Balarebe Musa, while briefing newsman in his residence in Kaduna said, “Those who masterminded the annulment of the election should be described and…

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Why Buhari govt chose June 12 as Democracy Day – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Federal Government’s decision to celebrate Democracy Day on June 12 was President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s commitment to progressive ideals. He gave the hint, Tuesday, when he received at the Presidential Villa, Mr Aristobulo Isturiz, the Vice President of Venezuela, who is leading the country’s delegation to Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration. Vice President Isturiz is among world leaders at the head of their countries’ delegation attending Nigeria’s 2019 Democracy Day activities in Abuja. Explaining that the Buhari administration believes in resolving some of the…

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Why June 12 carries weight of significance than May 29 – Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has appraised Nigeria’s democratic evolution, saying as important as it is, May 29 does not carry the weight of significance that June 12 carries in the country’s democratic sojourn. Tinubu stated this in a special statement he signed on the occasion of June 12 celebration titled, ‘June 12: The truth that sets democracy free in our land’. According to him, what the country had been commemorating on May 29th of every year since the democratic restoration of 1999…

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