Injustice Is Major Cause Of Agitations In Nigeria – Eze Ndigbo Ibadan

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Eze Ndigbo of Ibadanland and Oyo State, Dr Alex Anozie on Friday identified injustices particularly the annulment of June 12 , 1993 as the major causes of continuous agitations from in and across the country .


Speaking at the 2nd anniversary of June 12, as Democracy Day in Nigeria and the presentation of a book, titled ,”June 12, less we Forget” authored by the Ekefa Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oloye Lekan Alabi  at the Oyo state NUJ Press centre, Dr Anozie pointed out that there is the need to address the injustices for the country to move forward.


The Eze Ndigbo maintained that the accumulation of  the injustices are creating problem for the country and among Nigerians resulting in a situation whereby the country is becoming not attractive to Nigerians with Nigerians no longer seen themselves as one family,.
According to Dr Anozie, the situation has degenerated into a situation whereby Yorubas no longer see an Igbo person as a brother , an Igbo person no longer see an Hausa as brother, saying, “that is where we find ourselves now.” 
“The annulment of June 12 was one of the worst things that has ever happened to Nigeria, because it was an injustice in its totalty. We have seen accumulation of injustices, these injustices are making Nigerians no longer complementary to one another “, he said
Dr Anozie stressed that religion and ethnicity ought  not be have become problem in Nigeria,  if the 1993 election was allowed to stay as it would have been the best thing to have happened to Nigerian history, saying, “injustice is forcing us to do what we are doing now in Nigeria, religion and ethnicity has also been dividing us.”
Former Dean, faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Professor Aderemi  Raji-Oyelade while reviewing the book pointed out that the annulment of  June 12, 1993 Presidential election retarded Nigeria growth and development.
Professor Raji-Oyelade who is the Mogaji of Adegboro compound in Ibadan stressed that the recognition of June 12 by the Federal government will definitely bring back the painful sweet memories, resilience to survive against all odds, struggle, protest against oppression. Chairman of the Oyo state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Alhaji Ademola Babalola in his remarks described  late Chief MKO  Abiola as a man of many parts that contributed immensely to the growth and development of the country as a detribalized Nigerian.
“In 1993, Nigerian put aside tribalism and sentiment apart and voted for the candidate of their choice as president but the election was later set aside. He was a philanthropist who has touched many lives of Nigerian citizens.” 
Alhaji Babalola said it was was unfortunate that 27 years after the death of late Chief Abiola, there is still poverty in the country, saying, ” poverty is still ravaging Nigeria, it is even worse”
The NUJ Chairman added,” there is still insecurity in the land , we need to think and rethink. We should re orientate ourselves and the leaders.
Ekefa Olubadan and the author of the book, Oloye Lekan Alabi disclosed that Chief Abiola disclosed that paid the supreme price for the democracy that the country has been enjoying in the past 21 years without any break, and the sort of spirit that Nigerians had then that made them vote en masse  for MKO Abiola and his running mate, Babagana Kingibe, without any emphasis on religion and ethnicity should be reenacted for a better future for the nation.

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