Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has vowed to bring to reality in the state, the vision of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
Abiodun stated this on Wednesday during the June 12 commemoration and 2019 Democracy Day celebration, held at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, pledged to leave no stone unturned in his bid to bring equal level of socio-economic development to all the parts of the state.
He noted that “It is important to situate the significance of June 12 presidential election in the proper context. The election was not just an ordinary election.
“It was an exercise in which Nigerians cast aside their religious, ethnic and other parochial sentiments to entrust the mantle of leadership of the country to a man who later paid the supreme price.
“I urge us all to make the sacrifice of MKO Abiola count as we continue to enthrone good governance for the benefit of the people,” he said.
He charged political actors not to lose sight of June 12, 1993, saying that so much labour and struggle had been invested in order to ensure the attainment and survival of democracy in Nigeria.