Lagos Declares June 12 Holiday


The Lagos State Government has declared tomorrow public holiday in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria to remember the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, MKO, who won the botched 12 June, 1993 Presidential election.

The government failed to declare 12 June last year public holiday as the day fell on a Sunday.

P.M.NEWS gathered from the Public Service Office, PSO, that tomorrow had been declared public holiday in remembrance of 12 June election won by Abiola.

The State Government in collaboration with June 12 Coalition of Democratic Formations is organising a lecture to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the botched June 12, 1993 Presidential election.

The theme of the lecture is ‘Challenges and Prospects of True Federalism, Political Legitimacy and National Security.’

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The event will be held at the Lagos Television, Ikeja by 9.00 am.

The Chief Host of the event is Governor Babatunde Fashola, Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Balarabe Musa; Father of the day, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Guest of Honour, Dr. Fredrick Faseun while the Guest Lecturer is Prof. Adigun Agbaje, Director General, Obafemi Awolowo Institute of Government and Public Policy.

Meanwhile, in other parts of the state, national leaders, activists will storm the residence of MKO to mark the anniversary.

Chairman, Central Organizing Committee of June 12 Movement, Olawale Okunniyi implored all democrats and change agents in the country to endeavour to be punctual at the early morning event holding at the National Democracy Centre situated at the MKO Abiola residence in Lagos.

—Kazeem Ugbodaga