Former governor of Lagos state and National leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, said the June 12 experience led to the eventual end of military dictatorship.
Tinubu said that June 12 is the mother of May 29 and that the annulment of the June 12 election is a bitter pill to swallow.
In statement signed by him and titled “What June 12 Taught Us”, the former governor said that without the uncompromising resistance to military rule engendered by the annulment of the June 12 election, there would most probably be no 4th Republic today and we would still be groaning under military dictatorship.
He said; “The blood of those who gave their yesterday and sacrificed even their lives for the democracy and freedom we enjoy today was not shed in vain. The truth is June 12 is the mother of May 29.
“Twenty-four years after its annulment, the spirit of June 12 lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of Nigerians.
“This year’s commemoration of the anniversary of June 12 coincides roughly with two years in the office of the All Progressives Congress at the federal level. Some critics are already writing off the government as a failure. However, the vast majority of Nigerians are aware of the immense mess inherited by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration,”.