June 12: Balarabe Musa urges Buhari to investigate those responsible for it’s annulment
Chairman, Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) and former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Abdulkadir Musa has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently commence investigation on what led to the annulment of June 12, 1993 elections and declare such action as treason.
Speaking in Kaduna on Wednesday, June 12 at a press conference to mark Democracy day, Alhaji Balarabe Musa noted, ” the President must go a step further beyond declaring June 12 as a Democracy Day, but also informed Nigerians why the elections was annulled and punish those involved in the annulment for treasonable felony.”
Musa who was the first Executive Governor of Kaduna State but was impeached after nine months in office said that “those who masterminded the annulment of the election should be described and recognised as unpatriotic fellows.”
According to him, the annulment of June 12 has done more damages to the country than good, adding, “that the question on why the election was annulled must be answered.”
His words: “Every other election that comes after the June 12, 1993 were never free, fair and credible. The ghost of June 12 will continue to hunt the country if the government fail to rise up and correct the mistakes of past”.
“the Democracy we have today in Nigeria has not met the yearnings of Nigerians in anyway. ” Democracy is the Supreme Will of the people, and for the fact that we have twenty years of uninterrupted democracy does not mean we have the Supreme Will of the people”, he said.
While commending Buhari for recognizing June 12, he maintained that the transition between the then military head of state, General Abdulsalam Abubakar to the former president Olusegun Obasanjo was not a true democracy.
” From the past administration to the present administration, the elections that brought them in were not the true reflection of people’s will and therefore they were fraud,” he said.
While speaking on how Nigeria can sustain its democracy, he said: ” the political class must always respect the will of the people by allowing free, fair and credible elections that will lead to a legitimate government “.
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