June 12: Buhari’s declaration is a great honour – Kingibe finally reacts
– Alhaji Babagana Kingibe has said President Buhari’s recent June 12 declaration is a great honour
– He didn’t speak much on the issue, as he is currently on Lesser Hajj in S/Arabia
– Kingibe pointed out that there will be time enough to “share worldly thoughts with friends”
Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, running mate of late Chief Moshood Abiola in the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has said the federal government’s declaration of the day as Democracy Day was a great honour.
In a telephone chat with NAN, he also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the announcement that national honours would be conferred on Abiola, acclaimed winner of the election, himself and late human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi.
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gathers that Kingibe, currently in Saudi Arabia for ‘Lesser Hajj’, however, declined further comment on the issues.
He siad that he preferred to concentrate on his religious rites for now.
“I really appreciate this. I will love to express my feelings, but right now, I am in Makkah praying to make peace with my Maker.
“There will be time enough to share worldly thoughts with friends,” the former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), said.