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#June12: With this honour bestowed on Abiola, you’ve declared 1993 election result, Falana tells Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Human right activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, on Tuesday said that Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria has announced the result of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election by honouring the presumed winner of the poll, late Moshood Abiola.

He urged the President to direct security chiefs to restore the rights of all Nigerians.

President Buhari had earlier on Tuesday apologized to Nigerians over the annulment of the election by former President Ibrahim Babangida’s administration.

He spoke at the investiture of national honours on Abiola and other heroes of democracy.

The President conferred posthumous national honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on Abiola.

He also conferred a posthumous honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on the late foremost human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

He decorated Amb. Babagana Kingibe, Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 election, with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

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