“The seed of democracy that was sown during the June 12 struggle of which Chief Kashimawo Abiola remains the spirit and the moving force is the fruit we now enjoin. Nigerians sustained the fervour and the patriotic disposition necessary for a new political culture to take root. However, 16 years after that struggle ended and the military departed, a new kind of struggle began. With a government of the people, by the people and for the people, the desire for rapid development and a disciplined and accountable leadership became an agenda item. In the hands of the PDP led government, Nigerians got a raw deal.
“But again desirous of a change, Nigerians were again galvanized into voting the PDP out and voting in the APC with its message and philosophy of change.
“But beyond the historic mandate given to the All Progressives Congress, APC is the urgent need to have every citizen be part of the change we want to see. From the streets and crannies, from the classrooms and boardrooms, from the lecture halls and the corridor of power, from the lawmakers, ministers and leading politicians this is a season that demands our contribution, requires we make sacrifice and seeks that we work together towards building a critical mass that will see to the processes of the change vision now unfolding.”
June 13, 2016
Democracy is sweet but PDP gave us a raw deal – Tinubu
During Sunday’s remembrance of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, had this to say: