Nigeria: Alake thanks President Buhari for recognising June 12 as democracy day
Abeokuta, June 7, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Dr. Adedotun Gbadebo has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s posthumous recognition of MKO Abiola, as the winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, as a Past President as well as according him with all honors due to the late business mogul.
Speaking to Pressmen at the Ake Palace on Thursday, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo commended President Buhari for living up to the long awaited expectation of the larger majority of Nigerians.
For recognizing Abiola and declaring June 12 as the Democracy Day in place of May 29, the Alake said that President Buhari had taken a momentous decision which would endear him to posterity. He said it would be unfair to assume that President Buhari took the decision for political reasons.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo pointed out that Buhari was known for his proverbial propriety and sense of justice adding that it was better late than ever.
He said that he was not blaming any earlier administrations that could have done justice to MKO Abiola, but Buhari had finally made right the wrongs done to the Egbas and the Nigerians in general.
Oba Gbadebo urged all Egba at home and abroad to appreciate President Buhari for making it possible for Egba alone to have officially produced three Presidents with National Honour of GCFR, which, the Egba Monarch argued, they earned and justifiably deserved