By Femi Fani-Kayode June 12th is our nation’s Democracy Day and I have some home truths to tell. The struggle for June 12th was indeed a noble, worthy, cataclysmic and monumental one. […]
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.
The Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga says he cried after President Muhammadu Buhari tendered an apology to the family of Chief MKO Abiola and Nigerians over the annulment of June 12, 1993, presidential elections in the country.
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.