Former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor-Kalu has commended Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria for declaring June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
Kalu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said this on Monday while speaking with journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The former Governor said with the recognition of June 12, Buhari has put the acclaimed winner of the election, MKO Abiola, on the map of the world which past Presidents failed to do.
He urged the President to go further by honouring the then National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairman, Humphrey Nwosu, for conducting the election which was largely regarded as the freest and fairest election in Nigeria.
Besides such honours, Kalu said Buhari should also address the injustices done to the people of the South East who suffered during the Biafran Civil War, emphasising that such honour could be done by declaring the region a special area.
Such declaration, he said would have finally addressed the problems the people of the region suffered culminating in the loss of money and property.
Kalu said Buhari has proven to Nigerians that with the acknowledgment of June 12, Presidential Election, he will allow the will of the people to be actualized no matter how long it takes.