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Published On: Mon, Jun 9th, 2014

June 12: Politicians, associates to celebrate Abiola in Lagos

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From Akilani Abdullah, Lagos

Prominent politicians in the country and long time associates of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections and democracy activists across the country, would be hosted to a tribute session and breakfast colloquium on state of the nation on Thursday, June12, at the residence of the late politician in Lagos.

The event being organised by the June 12 Movement, the umbrella body for June 12 democracy activism in Nigeria, is billed to commence by 8am and end by 12noon to allow other affiliates of the movement to attend various programs lined up for the celebration of this year June 12 21st anniversary.

Speaking on behalf of the National Organizing Team in Lagos yesterday, the moderator of the breakfast tribute session, Chief Olawale Okunniyi, said this year convergence promises to be historic as over 250 leaders of conscience and activists all over the globe are being invited to pay tributes and address the state of the nation at the residence of the late MKO Abiola in Lagos

“We have also decided to use this year’s event to set popular agenda for the ongoing National Confab in view of the growing insurgency, militancy and ominous instability in the country ahead of the 2015 elections, which already appears to be gathering explosive storms,” he said.

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