Oyo state government has declared Friday 12th June 2015 as public holiday to commemorate the annulment of the June 12 1993 presidential elections believed to have been won by Chief MKO Abiola.
In a statement in Ibadan, Festus Adedayo, the Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Media, said the state’s decision to mark the 20th anniversary of the infamous polls was in a bid to recognise the martyrdom of the late Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the election.
It said Mr. Abiola ought to be honoured for laying down his life for Nigerians to enjoy democratic governance.
We remember our martyrs who chose to die rather than usain bolting
We remember our martyrs who chose to go to the world beyond, rather than putting the lives of 3million of us on the line.
We remember our martyrs who chose to fight doggedly with pen wisdom and radio kudirat, rather than a rash decision of a rush of blood to the brain by declaring an unprepared war.
Rest in peace.