APDA Commends Buhari On June 12 And MKO Posthumous Award
Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) chairman, has congratulated the families of the late Chief MKO Abiola and Chief Gani Fawehinmi for the national honours bestowed upon them and the recognition of June 12 as the new democracy day.
The Chairman of the Party, Alhaji Mohammed Kabiru Shitu while sharing with the media also said the gesture is one of the highlights of the present administration which included awarding Chief Abiola’s running mate, Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe now a key ally of President Buhari alongside human-right advocate, Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN the title of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), the second highest award in Nigeria.
He said, “APDA is an actualisation of the fundamental human rights of Nigerians and this is inline of recognising their invaluable contributions to Nigeria’s democracy.”
Speaking on behalf of the Fawehinmi’s family, the son Mr Mohammad Fawehinmi said, “The family is happy that what the late Gani Fawehinmi agitated for and what a lot of other civil society groups fight for has now come to fruition and we are going to accept this award.”
“Though we welcomed the national recognition, yes, the electorates have the final say with the coming elections in the country. This should not be taken lightly because with any likely Greek gifts are its side effects,” Fawehinmi said.