June 12: ROMO chairman, Solebo pledges unalloyed loyalty to Gov. Abiodun, celebrates Abiola

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The State Chairman of Riders and Owners of Motorcycles Organization, Ogun State, Comrade Rasak Sotayo popularly called Solebo has pledged unalloyed loyalty to the Dapo Abiodun-led administration.

Sotayo also promised to support all the uncommon projects of Governor Abiodun.

The ROMO chairman said this in a goodwill message to Governor Abiodun to commemorate the June 12 celebration in the state.

The goodwill message was issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Prince Femi Akinlawon and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Sotayo in the statement said his organisation, even though, newly created is a product of the ingenuity of Abiodun led administration.

Solebo commended the astuteness and diligence of the Governor and the good people of the state as the Nation celebrated 27 years of the annulled June 12 elections.

He maintained that the traits of the governor were also demonstrated by the winner of June 12, 1993 elections, Bashorun MKO Abiola.

He further said,”The people of the gateway state are trailblazers in all walks of life. The lives and times of Bashorun MKO Abiola were testament to this.

“We fought for democracy and rule of law. From Sodeke to Awolowo to Otegbeye and to Abiola, what we are known for is advancement of the course of the masses.”

“June 12 remains watershed in the annals of Nigeria’s democratic journey. Without the supreme price paid by Abiola, this democracy might not have been possible.”, Sotayo added.

Abiola won the the June 12, 1993 Presidential election judged to be the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria. The election was annulled by the Military Junta headed by Gen Ibrahim Babangida.

Successive administrations did not recognise June 12 as democracy day until the President , Muhammadu Buhari did. He also honoured Abiola and awarded him GCFR posthumously. An award given to only Presidents. He thereafter declared June 12 Democracy day.

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