This day, June 12, 1993, is symbolic, special, heroic and indelible in the annals of the history of our democracy and the struggle for freedom for our dear people and country.
In a statement issued to newsmen in Akure, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya called on the Federal Government of Nigeria and National Assembly to enact a law, institutionalizing June 12 as FREEDOM DAY.
June 12, 1993 is a day Nigerians filed out in millions, to speak in one voice to elect the most popular President-Elected, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, in an election that was annulled by a military junta led by General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida
Adesanya said, “we will continue to celebrate, respect, honour, remember, and pray for that day, June 12, Chief MKO Abiola, and those Nigerians who lost their lives, in the struggle for the actuallization of the presidential mandate freely given on June 12″
“Twelve itself is symbolic and spiritual, so let us all from the North, South ,East and West, respect and honour June 12 and put it in a place of pride.
“A day will come, soon, when the progressives, from the North and South, East and West, irrespective of their political divide and persuasion, language or tribe, culture or tradition, ideology or belief, come together to salvage our country Nigeria from the myriad of political, economic and social malaise. When the sovereignty of the people will be placed as a national priority through ballot, as one united Nigeria.”
“JUNE 12 has come to stay! Happy Remembrance Day!”, the statement reads.