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June 12: Immortalise Abiola by building bridges of trust, says Ogun gov


Dapo Abiodun ogun June 12 Democracy Day

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said one of the best ways Nigerians can immortalize the late Chief MKO Abiola is to build bridges and demolish fences amongst the different factions in the country.

Speaking during the celebration of the 2021 Democracy Day, held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta, on Saturday, Abiodun noted that our actions and inactions, will either propel the country forward or fuel the already tensed situation.

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He said: “We must not forget that, as individuals, we can also change the course of history, like MKO did, even at this point in time. We must all note that each and every one of us, our actions and inactions, will either propel the country forward or fuel the already tense situation. Our country should rise and fulfill its full potential in the comity of nations.

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“The best way to immortalize and celebrate MKO Abiola and June 12, particularly, at this time of our national life, is to build bridges and demolish fences.

“We should think Nigerian and not sectarian. We should not limit that mandate and success to 1993. We must ensure that the hope is kept alive. We cannot afford to bring down our country or show despair in our future. Truly, Nigeria shall rise again.

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“It is better to jaw-jaw rather than to war-war. War has never done anybody any good. Even the so-called victor is a victim. We can evolve a new and better Nigerian for all of us through a peaceful process. This is what the new constitutional review process offers us.”