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Ekiti Afenifere lauds Buhari on MKO, Fawehinmi’s recognition

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The Ekiti State chapter of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political and cultural organisation, on Friday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for revalidating the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

The organisation gave the commendation in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman and Publicity Secretary, Mr Yemi Alade and Chief Biodun Akin-Fasae, respectively, and made available, in Ado-Ekiti.

It further described the gesture as “timely and appropriate”.

‎The organisation hailed Buhari for his love for the country as well as efforts to foster greater unity among different ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.

It also hailed the National Assembly for its resolution that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should formally release the result of the 1993 poll and declare MKO Abiola the winner.

It paid special tribute to Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the general election, renowned activist and constitutional lawyer, late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and other pro-democracy activists “for their courage and struggle to actualise June 12”.

The organisation stated that the duo and other noble Nigerian democrats paid the supreme price for democracy and political emancipation of Nigeria.

The organisation was one of the arrow heads in the struggle for the actualisation of June 12, 1993 general election, which was widely adjudged the freest and most peaceful election in Nigeria.

The result of the election was annulled by the then Military President, Retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.

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