Friday, June 12

Governor Ambode declares today, June 12 as work free day for Government workers

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has declared today, Friday 12th of June, a work free day to commemorate the annulment of June 12, 1993 elections.

Governor Ambode in the statement, said the date marked a watershed in the annals of transparent, free and fair elections in the country.

He said June 12, 1993 was the day Nigerians voted in one voice across ethnic, racial and religious lines, saying it represented the real Democracy Day when Nigerians said no to voting along ethnic lines.

He said regrettably, 22 years after the annulment, the Nigerian nation was still grappling with some of the vices, which the June 12, 1993 elections sought to confine to the dustbin of history through undue clinging to ethnic cleavages by some political gladiators.

To the blessed memory of the great icon Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, enjoy the rest of today fellow Nigerians and dear readers of TLB.

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