By Sen Babafemi Ojudu He was in court that day on one of his many legal crusade against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida. It was 1990. From the court premises he […]
Mr Boney Akaeze, a renowned historian and political thinker opines in this op-ed that in the face of the prevailing security laxity and callus killings across the country especially by the acclaimed herdsmen, the Osborngate and other failures of national governance in the country, a Chief Gani Fawhwemi alive would have been at the fore front of opposition to the Federal Government and would have rejected any award or national honours from the same Government.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Tuesday in Abuja requested President Muhammadu Buhari to institute an award to ‘‘name and shame’’ all those who truncated Nigeria’s democratic transition with the annulment of June 12, presidential elections.
Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has declared that more names will be announced later for national honours for their role in the struggle for democracy.
By recognising Abiola and June 12, Buhari also landed a vicious jab on ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo who, though same Egba man as Abiola, never wanted to hear anything said about the man who laid down his life for democracy.