Following the declaration of June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day, a leading governorship aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election in the State of Osun, Dr Abiodun Saka-Layonu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has corrected a grave injustice of over 25 years.
Abiodun Saka-Layonu (SAN) made the revelation on Monday morning during a radio interview in Osogbo, the state capital, stating that President Buhari’s recent honour to the late MKO Abiola and the changing of Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 also stated that, the 1993 presidential election has shown president Buhari as a true democrat.
The senior lawyer described the conferment of the GCFR honour on the late MKO, GCON on his running mate in that election, Babagana Kingibe, and other key stakeholders in the struggle as the golden chance of rewriting history thrown away by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which ruled the country for sixteen years with three different presidents.
When asked on the basis for the award of Abiola’s running mate who was alledged to have abandoned his principal, Dr Saka-Layonu stated the fact that he ran with the late MKO qualified him for the honour, adding that other controversies surrounding it should be left to posterity to judge.
However, he expressed his belief in the country’s judiciary, stating that the state has the prerogative to determine if any law has been broken in the cause of the annulment, adding that the law would surely takes it place.