Announce June 12 poll result, Senate directs INEC

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The Senate has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce the result of June 12, 1993, presidential election for Nigerians to know the actual result of the polls.

The lawmakers also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to pay all entitlements to the Late Moshood Abiola, as a former President and Commander-in-Chief of Nigerian Armed Forces.

The resolution followed a point of order by Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South), upon which she argued that following the recognition of Abiola and the honour accorded him on Wednesday by President Buhari, as the actual winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, his full entitlements as the then nation’s President should be paid to his family members.

The Senate also urged that the then Abiola’s running mate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, should be recognised as a former Vice President and that all his entitlements should be calculated and paid to him also.

The lawmakers further insisted that May 29 remains the Inauguration Day for President and governors while urging Buhari to present a bill to the National Assembly, to amend the constitution, to recognise June 12 as the country’s Democracy Day as declared by the President.

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