Activists visit Abiola home, say economic justice critical to security

Taiwo Ojedele, Lagos

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deputy governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat and pro-democracy activists laying the wreath at the tomb of the late Chief M.K.O Abiola.
Echoes of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election reverberated in the Lagos home of the acclaimed winner of the election, Chief Moshood  Abiola as speakers advocated for economic justice across the country.
Pro-Democracy activists and members of the family of the late business mogul took turns to appreciate the Nigerian government for its acknowledgment of the sacrifices of Chief Abiola and subsequent decision to make June 12, a national holiday.
They added that persistent security challenges may not be unconnected to the socio-economic disparity between the rich and the poor in the country.
Renowned academic, Professor Pat Utomi in his remarks at the event lamented what he called the huge economic inequality between the elite and the masses.
This he says this portends grave danger to all.
One of the sons of the late Chief Abiola, Lekan Abiola called on the government to bring to justice those who murdered late Kudirat Abiola, wife of the late business mogul who was killed on the streets of Lagos in the build-up to the actualisation of the June 12 mandate.
He advocated for a complete overhaul of the country’s justice system to guarantee fairness and equality to Nigerians irrespective of class or status.