President Buhari has endorsed June 12 presidential election result – Okechukwu

Chukwumerije Aja, Enugu

Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu
The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu says President Muhammadu Buhari, by his profound proclamation, has announced the results of the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential election.

Okechukwu stated this while entertaining questions from newsmen at the annual Igwa Nshi festival in his Eke hometown in Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.

President Buhari had, last week, made a proclamation that June 12 was the new “Democracy Day” of Nigeria and not May 29 any longer.

The Senate in its resolutions, commended the President for taking the bold step, but asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the results of the June 12, 1993 elections.

Mr. Okechukwu faulted the call by Senate for the declaration of the result, saying it was not necessary, that the ” profound proclamation was the result declaration we waited for 25 years.”

He insisted that Mr. President announced the results when he officially declared the June 12 election as the “freest and fairest in the annals of the history of our dear country.”

According to Mr. Okechukwu: “What the President did is nothing but declaration of the result of that election and porting of the annulers and their league into an Anti-Democratic Hall.”

“For me, life is about a coin. A coin has two sides. I read a letter from Kola, Abiola’s son, on behalf of MKO’s family thanking Mr. President. I read statements from the PDP and the APC, congratulating Mr. President. This is democracy. We in the majority welcomed it. Minority are in the Anti-Democratic Hall.

“Some people are saying Kudirat should be honoured. Some are saying Humphrey Nwosu should be honoured. I am one of those applauding Mr. President and appealing that Kudirat the martyr of the struggle and Nwosu, the conductor of the election be conferred with GCON, ” Okechukwu said.

On the claim by renowned jurist, Justice Belgore that the President violated the law, Okechukwu noted that, like a coin, a renowned legal luminary, Femi Falana (SAN) also read sections of the law and said the President did not violate any law.