Politics

June 12: “This Isn’t The Democracy My Father Died For” – Kola Abiola

Following the commemoration of Democracy day, it has been reported that the son of the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential election, Kola Abiola, has stated that Nigeria’s Democracy the way it was currently being practiced was not what his late father, Chief MKO Abiola, and several Nigerians died for.

According to him, “I am not impressed with the democracy that we are in today, because it is not what my father and others died for. Is not what they put their lives on the line for. And I want to make sure we get what they will be proud of in their graves. The mantle is now for me to make sure that happens and that is what I mean by completing that bridge.”

He stated that, “So, let us not make a mistake about the system. There is no system. We have inherited a system and it is time we turn that system on its head. The system just throws up what they want us to have and we have to pick from what they throw up for us to vote for.”

Kola made it known that, “We will change that on this platform. Because our numbers will count and we will have a say. You will know exactly the numbers we have at ward, local and state basis through this platform. I am committed to making that happen.”

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