President Buhari deserves commendation for June 12 declaration – Senator Wabara
– Former Senate president, Senator Adolphus Wabara, says the presidential honour conferred on the late Chief MKO Abiola came as a surprise to many Nigerians
– He urges Buhari to review the cases of all those who have been denied national honours due to political reasons
– The president directs immediate gazetting of order on June 12
Former Senate president, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation for confering a national honour on the late Chief MKO Abiola.
The Tribune reports that Wabara, who is also the acting secretary of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Buhari’s decision came as a surprise to many Nigerians.
“First and foremost, We have to commend him for doing this. It is a decision well taken. The nation owes a lot to MKO Abiola. Without his sacrifice, many of those who are today enjoying democracy will not be there. He paid the ultimate price for us to have a country. Nothing is too big to honour his memory,” Waraba said.
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The former Senate president urged the president to review the cases of all those who have been denied national honours due to political reasons.
“I need to also add that the President needs to review the cases of some of us who were denied national honours due to our former offices.
“I was denied the GCON award because I opposed the Third term agenda and paid a price for that. It is a fact that President Buhari will not be there today if the toxic third term had succeeded,” he said.