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Accord June 12 national recognition – Fayemi

By GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO EKITI— The Federal Government has been told to declare June 12 as democracy day and should see   the day as symbol of national unity.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti yesterday at a lecture marking the 19th  anniversary of the June 12 ,1993 presidential election, Fayemi   said June 12 must be accorded national recognition.

Fayemi’s position coincided with the view expressed by a  renowned legal luminary and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dame Priscilla Kuye,who had called for the  declaration June 12 as a national holiday

Fayemi  also emphasized that anything short of having Abiola’s picture displayed at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja  as a former elected President of Nigeria is not acceptable.

The governor urged  the Presidency to declare June 12 a national public holiday since it was glaring that Chief  Abiola did not just win the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, but also because his efforts earned the nation the democracy that it now enjoys.


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