Unfortunately, the Owo attack truly showed how helpless the Nigerian police are in combating crimes.


In its report, the Federal Government allegedly said ISWAP was behind the attack. Ondo state government was also accused of being culpable in the attack.


Issues relating to the security of lives and property should not be politicised.


Finally, the good thing about the June 12 story is that in spite of all these challenges, June 12 has taught us some good lessons.


June 12 has taught us about courage, tenacity and resilience as the best way to fight for a cause.


It has taught us about the ideals of democracy and how we can keep the hope alive.


June 12 has also taught us that the struggle for a better society is like a journey that begins with lots of uncertainties but ends in glory.


These and many others are some of the worthy lessons and ideals that the late Abiola lives and died for.


But it is unfortunate that almost forty years after the 1993 elections, Nigeria has refused to learn these lessons.


That is why we are where we are today.


And unless we embrace regionalism, Nigeria may find it very difficult to realizes it’s lofty dreams.


Prof. Ayo Olakotun from the Department of Political Science, Olabisi Onabanjo university, Ago Iwoye, Ogun state for finding time to be part of that event.


Being a text speech delivered by the ARE ONAKAKANFO of YORUBALAND IBA GANI ABIODUN IGE ADAMS at the 2022 commemorate of June 12 1993 election Anniversary holding Yesterday June 12 2022, at martinos, event center OTUNBA JOBI- FELE WAY, Alausa, Ikeja Lagos.


Prof, Olakotun speak on the theme titled: June 12: “Making Regionalism an effective Panacea for Nigeria’s problem.





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