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Why I can’t attend MKO Abiola’s investiture –Ex-NEC boss Humphrey Nwosu

2018-06-12 03:56:00
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Summary :Why I can’t attend MKO Abiola’s investiture –Ex-NEC boss Humphrey Nwosu
The Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, has announced that he will not be able to attend the Tuesday post-humous investiture of the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic.The Federal Government had invited Nwosu and key stakeholders in the struggle for the revalidation of the election to the event during which the late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, will also be honoured post-humously with the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger, alongside Abiola’s running mate, Babagana Kingibe.But Nwosu regretted that he will not be able to attend the event because he is currently outside the country.He, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising June 12 as the country’s Democracy Day and also for honouring Abiola.He said the honour would rekindle the national consciousness of all Nigerians for a better nation.Nwosu’s position was contained in a letter addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.Copies of the letter, dated June 10, 2018 were made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday by the SGF’s spokesman, Lawrence Ojabo.Nwosu said that June 12, 1993 marked a turning point in Nigeria’s tortuous journey towards a democratic polity.
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