The Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, has said that the sacrifices of the late MKO Abiola and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in 1993 is responsible for Nigeria’s current stable democracy.
Mr. Daniel, said this on Saturday in Lagos while delivering a keynote address at an event.
The former Ogun State governor said, “We can not talk about the June 12 election and the mandate of Late Chief MKO Abiola without talking about the role Atiku Abubakar played in achieving that mandate.
“It is on record that for the first time in the history of Nigeria’s democracy, a contending aspirant of Northern extraction at that level and time, decided to step down, not for a fellow Northerner but for a Southerner to actualize a collective dream of a better Nigeria.
“The overwhelming strength of that singular event produced a chain of events which brought us back to democracy in 1999. The ghost of June 12 was unyielding until it found full expression in the return to Democracy six years later.
“The resolve and the power of that cycle of events launched Nigeria into a prosperous and lively people cohabiting together, gradually yielding towards the near Utopia- the ideal state or nation.
“That spirit of one Nigeria in 1993 which is blind to ethnicity or religion is what we should aim to achieve in 2019, it is what Atiku Abubakar represents.”