Welcome To NaijaSky


For Teeth sensitivity

Author Fawehinmi would have rejected GCON award – NCP  (Read 40 times)

Description:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 12536
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Fawehinmi would have rejected GCON award – NCP
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:47:38 PM »


June 12: Fawehinmi would have rejected GCON award – NCP


The National Conscience Party on Thursday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as  Democracy Day.

The Lagos State Chairman of the party, Fatai Ibu-Owo, applauded the move in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Ibu-Owo said that the declaration was apt.

He said that the June 12, 1993, presidential election was adjudged the most peaceful and fairest in Nigeria, adding that the will of the citizens prevailed.

He added that the presumed winner of the election, the late Chief MKO Abiola, was a symbol of democracy and justice.

The chairman, however, said that NCP had nothing to celebrate in the Federal Government’s decision to give a posthumous award to its late Founder, Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

NAN reports that while declaring June 12 as Democracy Day, Buhari also decided to give Fawehinmi a national award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).

Ibu-Owo said that Fawehinmi would have rejected the award if alive.


Linkback: http://naijasky.com/politics/1758/seo/37226/

NaijaSky

Fawehinmi would have rejected GCON award – NCP
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:47:38 PM »

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 12536
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Fawehinmi would have rejected GCON award – NCP
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 12:48:15 PM »

He told NAN: “Fawehinmi would have rejected the award in view of the prevailing situation in the country –  the killings, issues in the economy and unmet aspirations of the masses, for which cause he fought all his life.

“He would have asked the government to forget the award and fix the problems of the country.

“He once turned down a national award for the same reason.”

Also reacting, the Chairman of the Centre for Anti Corruption of Open Leadership, Mr Debo Adeniran, described the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day as a welcome development.

He said that the election was the best, freest and fairest so far in the country.

“We welcome the declaration. It is the freest and the fairest in history.

“It was a date when Nigerians of all backgrounds united to vote a president of their choice.

“The declaration was good for democracy, it is also a good development for justice,” he said.

Adeniran commended Buhari for the declaration which, he said, successive governments failed to do.

NaijaSky

Re: Fawehinmi would have rejected GCON award – NCP
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 12:48:15 PM »


Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via twitter

clip
Buhari orders gazetting of honours for Abiola, Kingibe, Fawehinmi

Started by Isaac Adeniran

1 Replies
36 Views
Last post June 07, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Uber licence to operate in London rejected

Started by graciebella

0 Replies
102 Views
Last post September 22, 2017, 05:30:06 AM
by graciebella
clip
Amina Yuguda, Nigerian journalist wins BBC World News award

Started by graciebella

0 Replies
162 Views
Last post September 20, 2017, 04:20:24 AM
by graciebella
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
6 Replies
803 Views
Last post October 09, 2016, 02:32:34 AM
by abejoye
0 Replies
102 Views
Last post September 22, 2017, 05:30:06 AM
by graciebella
1 Replies
36 Views
Last post June 07, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
by Isaac Adeniran