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What Falana told Buhari about results of June 12 elections



A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he has announced the result of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election.

Falana stated this on Tuesday, at the Special National Honours Investiture held in Abuja, where the presumed winner of the poll, MKO Abiola, was bestowed with a GCFR.

“Mr President, we want to thank you very tremendously for recognising June 12. Some people are saying you should declare the result, you have declared the result.

“We now know the winner of that election officially, who is now being honoured with the order of GCFR reserved for Heads of Government in Nigeria.

“Before this regime, we have had seven governments that pretended that June 12 never existed. In the words of Abiola, we were clapping with one hand, today, we are clapping with two hands,” he said.

The Human Rights activist, however, called on Buhari, to ensure Nigerians bid farewell to poverty, a mission which late Abiola deeply desired.

“Mr President, we want you to engage Nigerians to wage a meaningful fight against poverty in this country. We have enormous resources to make every Nigerian happy,” Falana added.

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