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We must leverage on the lessons of June 12 to build our democracy. …. Jumoke Anifowoshe
Nigerian politicians have been urged to embrace democratic tenets and learn from the June 12 scenario in shaping the democratic culture of the nation.
A major contender for the candidature of the All Progressives Congress APC in Ondo State for the October 2020 poll, Mrs Jumoke Ajasin-Anifowoshe, gave the charge in a message to this year’s Democracy Day celebration amid COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the World.
Mrs Ajasin-Anifowoshe emphasized that the incident that happened during June 12 and sacrifices made by late MKO Abiola gave room for the current democratic platform.
“MKO Abiola paid the supreme price so it is essential we appreciate this as Nigerians and remember him at all times’.
“The democratic legacy Chief Abiola left must be sustained and allowed to guide us in the practice of democracy in Nigeria”.
Mrs Ajasin-Anifowoshe described the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections where Late MKO Abiola won with landslide victory as unprecedented and that it remains sacrosanct in the Nation’s history.
Mrs Ajasin-Anifowoshe who is the daughter of the late sage,and NADECO chieftain Pa Adekunle Ajasin, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the wisdom of approving June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
Mrs Ajasin-Anifowoshe wishes Nigerians a happy celebration and urges them to remain steadfast and pray for the leadership and growth of the Nation.