Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has described the June 12 experience as an unforgotten history.
In a statement by his Media Office in Abuja, on Sunday, Atiku said the June 12 and the events around it “are part of our country’s history and cannot be forgotten, especially because of the unity and comradeship displayed by Nigerians on that Election Day in 1993.”
He also said on Twitter, “On June 12, 1993, Nigerians came together to show unity and comradeship. It’s a part of our history, must never forget!”
The statement reads, “The Waziri commended Nigerians for moving beyond the challenges thrown up by June 12 and putting in place a democratic system of government that has lasted for 18 years.
“He said that it is a testimony to the innate democratic nature of Nigerians that today, democracy is flourishing in the country, adding that the restructuring of the country as being demanded by some well-meaning Nigerians would further consolidate democracy and give greater impetus to the unity and development of the country.
“According to him, restructuring of the country would lay a solid foundation for prosperity and self-reliant development across the country by introducing healthy competition among the constituent parts of the federation based on the principle of comparative advantage.”