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Why we must uphold Abiola’s ideals – Wuraola

Dr. Wuraola Abiola is the daughter of the late Bashorun MKO Abiola, the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential poll. She is the last child of Abiola’s first wife, the late Simbiat Atinuke Abiola. An organizational behaviour expert, she runs a consultancy firm and also sits on the board of many companies including Unicorn Group. In this interview with Vanguard, Wuraola expresses how much she missed her father and urges Nigerians to embrace his ideals for democratic growth in the country.

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June 12 : The truth that sets democracy free in our land – Tinubu

FORMER Lagos State Governor and All  Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was one of those in the forefront for the actualisation of Abiola’s presidential mandate and was even forced to go on exile while fighting for the cause. And since the return of democratic governance, he has also made a strong case that June 12 be recognised as Nigeria’s Democracy Day instead of May 29.

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At last Nigerians celebrate June 12 as Democracy Day

For the first time since 1999, Nigerians are celebrating Democracy Day on June 12, instead of May 29 which was the case in the past 25 years. This change in date is a fulfillment of  the promise made last year by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to honour the late Chief Chief   Moshood Kashimawo Olawale, MKO, Abiola whose June 12, 1993 presidential election victory was annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida on June 23, same year.

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