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“June 12 greater than May 29”-Tinubu
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“June 12 greater than May 29”-Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, has underscored the importance of June 12, 1993 election and the agitation that followed its annulment, saying June 12 is greater than May 29th and it is the mother which gave birth to the democracy we now enjoy in the country.

“Without the uncompromising resistance to military rule engendered by the annulment of the June 12 election, there would most probably be no 4th Republic today and we would still be groaning under the jackboots of military dictatorship,” he said.

In a statement on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of June 12 released by his Media Office on Sunday night in Lagos signed by Tunde Rahman and made available to The Light News, Asiwaju Tinubu poured encomiums on the late Chief MKO Abiola.

He described him as an embodiment of “the eternal Yoruba adage, which says that death is better with honour than life without dignity.”

He also used the occasion to appraise the two years of the present administration, saying any objective analyst would agree that the Muhammadu Buhari administration had already taken impressive strides to clear the Augean stables it inherited from the past administration.

He said critics labeling the administration a failure were not being objective.

In the statement entitled ‘What June 12 Taught Us,’ Asiwaju Tinubu said:
“The blood of those who gave their yesterday and sacrificed even their lives for the democracy and freedom we enjoy today was not shed in vain. The truth is June 12 is the mother of May 29. Without the uncompromising resistance to military rule engendered by the annulment of the June 12 election, there would most probably be no 4th Republic today and we would still be groaning under the jackboots of military dictatorship.

“The annulment was a bitter pill to swallow especially for the millions of people who expended so much time, energy and material resources to help ensure victory for Chief MKO Abiola. The late MKO selflessly committed so much of his substantial fortune towards ensuring his victory at the polls. In doing this, he was not motivated by personal, selfish or pecuniary considerations.

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