June 12: Positive reference point for free, fair, peaceful elections in Africa – Obasa
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has described the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola as not only mother of democracy in Nigeria but also in the African continent as a whole.
He also described the election as a positive reference point for free, fair and peaceful election in Nigeria in particular and the whole of Africa in general.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker disclosed this in a statement to commemorate the 24th Anniversary of the election which although described as the freest, fairest and most peaceful presidential election in Nigeria and Africa, was annulled by the military junta led by General Ibrahim Babangida.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker urged Nigerians to imbibe the lessons provided by the symbolism of the June 12, 1993 election.