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The Street Reporters Newspaper has confirmed that preparation is now in top gear to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Epetedo declaration by the late Bashorun MKO Abiola, an event to be organised by the Coalition For A Better Nigeria has said.
In 1994 Moshood Kashimowo Olawale Abiola (MKO Abiola) declared himself the legally elected President of Nigeria in the Epetedo area of Lagos State after then ruling military junta led by Ibrahim Babangida, a General, annulled the June 12, 1993 presidential election he unofficially won.
That was before he died in controversial circumstances in 1998 while still custody after being arrested by the General Sani Abacha led military head of state for declaring himself President.
He died in custody a month after the death of General Abacha while General Abdulsalam Abubakar, who succeeded late Abacha, was the military head of state.
The late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola had on June 11, 1994 made the famous Epetedo Declaration.
According to the schedule announced by the National Coordinator of the group, Comrade AWA Bamiji, the topic of discussion centers on “2023 General Election: How To Avoid A Repeat OF 1983 And 1993 Post Elections’ Violence”.
Comrade Bamiji disclosed in a statement that “This is to be discussed by Rt (Hon) Femi Gbajabiamila and Hon (Dr) Wale Okediran, Chairman, West African Writers’ Association, under the Chairmanship of Gen Buba Marwa (Rtd), Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Senator Biyi Durojaiye, Acting Leader, Afenifere Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba.
“Host Governor: Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State.
“Hosts: Hon Kamal Bashua and Prince Adetoyese Olusi, the Chairman of Lagos Island East LCDA and Lagos Island respectively
“Mother of the day: Princess Bisi Sangodoyin, An Ibadan based Gender Activist
The organisers then reminded participants that “COVID – 19 Protocols will be strictly adhered to as majority of Nigerians will be able to watch it comfortably from their individual homes according to our arrangement.”You can call us using the “Call Us Now” button on this site. Or Email your article or press release to us via: email@example.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @StreetReporters and Facebook at www.facebook.com/StreetReporters.ng to get our latest updates! ============================
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