The President, yet again, in what many still claim to be a bold political move, declared June 12 as Democracy Day, in respect of the Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
According to his speech, June 12 will henceforth, serve to commemorate Democracy Day as against the then current arrangement where the ceremony held on the 29th of May, every year.
On the 12th of June, 1993, Nigeria celebrated the freest and fairest election in all history. That was 25 years ago.
One consolation we have now, in this time where ‘free and fair’ hide under the weight of fear of the bloody government, is that all our Democratic Presidents will agree that na ‘wuruwuru’ election we dey endure since 1993.
It is a shame that we can join to celebrate democracy, when we have not been allowed the right of freedom and fairness in all honesty.
Senator Dino Melaye now challenges the conferment of the GCFR honor on Late M.K.O Abiola. He made his point that a dead man cannot be a citizen of any country, and to confer honors in any order, according to the constitution, the recipients everyone is to honor have to appear in person as citizens.
Well, since our Federal Government is now known to appoint dead officers, is there anything impossible?
Who knows, the ‘symbol of Democracy’ may turn in his grave, and rise to receive this huge honor given him by Nigeria’s foster father, President Buhari.
Meanwhile, as expected, the Igbos and Yorubas are at each other’s throats over this “bold political move”, drawing buckets of blood.
Some claim that Buhari has used this announcement to ‘buy’ the Yorubas for the 2019 Presidential Elections. As if it is possible to just negotiate and buy a whole nation by moving public holidays, and announcing “posthumous love.”
Dead men do not feel, think or vote. Living humans do.
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