The Nigerian senate requests that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) release and announce the 1993 June 12 results.
In response to President Buhari’s bid to honour late MKO Abiola by declaring June 12 as the new democracy day, the Senate under the watch of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has arrived at the conclusion that INEC must announce and declare late MKO as the winner of the 1993 presidential election. Late MKO Abiola was presumed to have won the June 12 Presidential election in 1993 but died unfortunately before he was declared the winner. President Muhammadu Buhari said June 12 is more symbolic than May 29 and even conferred a GCFR title on late Abiola and hence be the new democracy day.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate President mentioned that there will be need for amendments in the constitution if June 12 would indeed be declared as the new day of democracy. The lawmakers agreed that it’s been a long one coming for Nigeria to recognise and appreciate late MKO especially for the unforgettable impacts he had on democracy. They however implored that May 29 still remain the change of power/government day for Nigeria.
The senate committee thereafter agreed that INEC must announce and declare late MKO as the winner of the 1993 presidential election and as such, should all entitlements be forwarded to the Abiola family members by the federal government.