Governor oluwarotimi akeredolu says the greatest service that politicians and Nigerians can do to keep the legacies of the late MKO Abiola is to imbibe his virtues and programmes by ending poverty and abstain from issues that could affect the unity of the nation.
Akeredolu who spoke at a town hall meeting to commemorate this year’s June 12 anniversary held in Akure noted that the day should be celebrated as democracy day regardless of ethnicity, religion and political affiliation to further strengthen peace and growth of the country.
Represented by his deputy Agboola Ajayi, Akeredolu lauded president Muhammadu Buhari for the bold step taken to honour the late business mogul and Ondo state born Gani Fawehinmi for their doggedness and courage towards ensuring democracy reigns.
The governor while reiterating that his administration has a strong belief in June 12, noted that the declaration by the President, justified his decision to name the democracy park in Akure after the acclaimed winner of the 1993 poll.
Chairman on the occasion, chief Olu Adegboro who recalled his experience during the struggle stressed that Ondo state played a major role towards ensuring that Abiola’s mandate was returned to him.
Adegboro commended Akeredolu for identifying with June 12 adding that the day which is now regarded as democracy day shows that efforts of those who died in the cause of the struggle was not in vain.