BY SOLA OGUNTOYE
Nigeria’s political history is incomplete without copious reference to June 12th and its symbol
In this report, shola oguntoye examines how southwest leaders have explored the June 12 success to impact positively on the region and the polity at large.
The historical antecedent of June 12 election and its cancellation have remained a watershed in the nation’s democratic experience and perhaps the very reason why its memory lingers in the consciousness of the entire nation.
Speaking on how June 12 success has improved southwest region as well as the nation’s political leaders, an information specialist Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo submitted that June recognition was expected but that such had not properly reflected the Abiola mantra which centred on the good of the people.
Mr Adegbenro charged the emerging leaders from southwest and across the nation to make the region more self sufficient than to always depend on the centre often for a way out of major challenges confronting the region.
Reflecting on how the leaders across board could make the gain of June 12 more entrenched, a legal practitioner and advocate of good governance, Mr Bolarinwa Levi posited that the nation’s political leaders should be ready to make sacrifices that would enhance human wellness across the country.
Other respondents are of the opinions that more commitments and sacrifice were still being expected from the nation’s leaders to make June 12 recognition a worthwhile development.