Pres. Buhari apologises to Nigerians for June 12 annulment

By Editor on 13/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,272


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja tendered unreserved apology on behalf of the Federal Government to Nigerians, and the family of MKO Abiola, over the annulment of June 12, 1993 election, presumably won by late Abiola.

The President apologised at the Special National Honours Investiture and award presentation to heroes of June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was annulled by the defunct Ibrahim Babangida regime.

Delivering his keynote address, Buhari said the decision to hold the event was not to open old wounds but to bury negative sides of June 12 and its ill-feelings, hatred, frustrations and agony. He, therefore, called on all Nigerians across national divides to accept the annulment of the June 12, 1993 poll in good faith.

“I honestly invite all Nigerians across all our national divides to accept it in good faith. Our action today is to bury the negative sides of June 12, the side of ill feelings, hates, frustration and agony.

“What we are doing is celebrating and appreciating the positive sides of June 12.

“The June 12, which reinstated democracy and freedom, the June 12 that overcame our various divides and the June that produced unity and national cohesion.

“This is the June 12 we are celebrating today and we will nurture it to our next generation

“Accordingly, on behalf of the Federal Government, I tender the nation’s apology to the family of late MKO Abiola who got the highest votes and to those that lost their loved ones in the course of June 12 struggle,’’ he said.

President Buhari asked for a minute silence in honour of late MKO Abiola and those that lost their lives in the struggle for the actualisation of June 12.

Posted 13/06/2018 06:54 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Kogi: 76,575 voters to participate in Dec. 5...

Anambra election: Fake electoral officer nabbed at INEC...

Herbalist, artisan arrested for allegedly killing Ogun housewife...

Kaduna crisis: Police arrest 93 suspects

Danfo Drivers’ Mad Melon is dead

Endless desperation to nail Ekweremadu

Mbaka asked for contracts, Buhari refused; that’s why...

Gunmen kidnap Kombowei Benson’s 80-year-old mother

Gunmen invade home of ex-sports Minister, shoot two...

Full text of President Buhari’s speech on #ENDSARS...

Ugwuanyi’s new court buildings unprecedented in South East,...

Bandits attack Kaduna again , kill seven persons...

 

Latest News 2023: ‘Pairing of Governor Yahaya Bello and FFK as candidate and running mate untrue’ – APC Chieftain You’re just an attention seeker – PDP tells Umahi Maiduguri thrown into darkness again as ISWAP blows up high tension electricity towers Breaking: INEC office in Awgu, Enugu state set ablaze Angry residents set six suspected bandits ablaze in Sokoto community Ex-CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia is dead Gunmen attack political meeting in Enugu, threaten no election in South East in 2023 EFCC arrests 16 internet fraud suspects in Enugu Osinbajo charges religious leaders to pay Pentecost tax Miyetti Allah chairman dies in the hands of kidnappers — Official Rumour of Ugwuanyi joining APC is false - Onoh Umahi sabotaged PDP in 2019 elections, PDP governors allege

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (169,314 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (167,421 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (167,420 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (167,414 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (167,414 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (167,414 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (167,411 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (167,340 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (164,458 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (164,041 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (134,909 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (133,370 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (156) EDITORIAL (17) NEWS (6,642) POLITICS (493) SOCIETY (129) SPORTS (51) BUSINESS (364) HEALTH (57) EDUCATION (48) ENTERTAINMENT (49) INTERNATIONAL (176) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (37)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.