Former Minister Festus Keyamo Hails President Tinubu as Faithful Ally of MKO Abiola on Democracy Day

Former Minister Festus Keyamo Hails President Tinubu as Faithful Ally of MKO Abiola on Democracy Day

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

A former Minister of Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, took to Twitter on June 12, 2023, to express his admiration for President Bola Tinubu.

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Keyamo highlighted Tinubu’s unwavering loyalty to MKO Abiola, the winner of the annulled 1993 presidential election.

He posted a photograph featuring Abiola, General Sani Abacha (who assumed power after the annulment), and Tinubu, acknowledging Tinubu as Abiola’s dedicated political ally.

President Tinubu’s Connection to MKO Abiola:

Keyamo, in his tweet, commended President Tinubu for addressing the nation on this historic day, which marked exactly 30 years since the 1993 elections.

He recognized Tinubu as one of the most faithful political ‘soldiers’ of MKO Abiola, whose victory was tragically nullified.

By using the term ‘soldier,’ Keyamo emphasized Tinubu’s steadfastness and commitment to Abiola’s cause.

Acknowledging the Political Landscape:

Festus Keyamo further reflected on the political landscape of the time.

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He mentioned that the annulment of the 1993 election had brought together two influential figures who played significant roles.

One was General Sani Abacha, who assumed power after the annulment, and the other was Tinubu, who now serves as President.

Keyamo expressed his observation that both Abacha and Tinubu were spared by fate to witness this significant day.

Life’s Circular Nature:

In a poignant conclusion, Keyamo contemplated the cyclical nature of life.

He remarked that the events unfolding on June 12, 2023, were unprecedented in Nigeria’s history.

Keyamo noted that this scenario perfectly embodied the saying that life comes full circle.

The reference encapsulated the interconnectedness of past and present, and the remarkable twists and turns that history can take.

Democracy Day in Nigeria:

It is important to note that June 12 holds immense significance in Nigeria as Democracy Day.

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It marks the anniversary of the annulled 1993 presidential election, which was widely recognized as the country’s freest and fairest election.

The military’s annulment of this election sparked widespread protests and became a crucial turning point in Nigeria’s political landscape.

Conclusion:

Festus Keyamo’s tribute to President Bola Tinubu sheds light on Tinubu’s unwavering loyalty to MKO Abiola, the winner of the annulled 1993 presidential election.

Keyamo’s reflections on the interconnectedness of past and present highlight the significance of June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria, commemorating the annulment of the country’s freest and fairest election.

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