Why IPOB rejected June 12 as Democracy Day


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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the recent declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Mu­hammadu Buhari in honor of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of 1993 presidential election.

It described the pronouncement as a Greek gift targeted at pacifying the Yorubas.

In a statement issued through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB maintained that the posthumous award was a clever but desperate attempt by “Arewa agents of neo-colonialism to drive a wedge between the burgeoning understanding between the East and West.”

It wondered why the same people that detained and killed Abiola would turn around to reward him with a posthumous award, if not for next year’s general elections.


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