Oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has asked Nigerians not to allow any circumstance to wipe out the memory of June 12. He said this in a statement to mark this year’s edition of the day set aside to celebrate the annulled June 12 presidential elections believed to have been won by Chief M. K. O. Abiola.
“The democracy that we all are enjoying today was made possible by the likes of Chief Abiola, Chief Abraham Adesanya, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Senator Bola Tinubu, Gen.enral Alani Akinrinade and others too numerous to mention.
“This is why we must not allow any circumstance to wipe out the memory of June 12, the day that Nigerians put their ethnic and religious affiliations aside and decided to take their destinies in their own hands by voting for a man of the masses,’’ he said.
Governor Ajimobi prayed for the repose of Abiola’s soul and the souls of other unknown Nigerians who lost their lives in the struggle to actualise the annulled presidential election.
According to him, the only thing that can make their sacrifice not to be in vain is to ensure that good governance is further entrenched and that poverty is banished from Nigeria.
The governor said that it was the ideal of the good governance which the late Abiola stood for which had always propelled his government to engage in massive pro-people infrastructural development of Oyo State.
“It is the ideal of good governance that is centred on development which Abiola stood for that is the driving force of our administration. We believe that is the only major way we can keep his memory alive,” said the governor.