A former member of House of representatives, Hon. Ladi Adebutu has said that since June 12,1993 election, Nigeria has not achieved any free, fair and transparent election.
He disclosed this during an event titled ”June 12, the Yoruba race in-united Nigeria” organised to mark Democracy day in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He lamented over the lack of democracy in the country.
According to him, ”We have not had any free, fair and transparent election since the June 12 1993 presidential election”
His words ”June 12 means a lot to Nigerians and that is why we are celebrating it today, it is universal, it is the foundation of our contemporary politics today, it is a what i can never forget”
”The efforts MKO Abiola made in bringing about democracy can not be undermined, he sacrificed for the people, not only him and his wife, Kudirat Abiola”
”Where are we today, progressively in 1992, I will say we have gradually gone down” every electioneering process has always given way for no changes”
”Should we sit back in our homes and allow some self serving politicians to misdirect us”
”No regard for human life in the current administration”
”Should we sit in our homes where we were over- run by security”
He therefore called on political actors to give prominence to the ideals of the late politician.
Also speaking, a former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on media and Publicity, Dr. Doyin Okupe noted that he was among the last three persons with the late MKO Abiola as at the time he was arrested.
He therefore commended president Muhammadu Buhari for immortalization of the late winner of 1993 presidential.
”I want to commend the President, because he deserves commendation for today’s celebration, he had done well”
Meanwhile, the guest lecturer also a a Don from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Dr. Goke Rauf called on the Yoruba people across Nigeria to be united in the interest of national unity.
The Don noted that the need for unity was a principle of charity that begins at home as disunited group of people can not exemplify unity at the National Front.
”The lack of political ideology among politicians remains one of the problems working against the unity of the Yoruba people”