Late MKO Abiola’s son, Abdulmumuni has decried the situation of the country as Nigerians celebrate June 12 which was declared the new Democracy Day last year.
Abdulmumuni, son of late Kudirat Abiola, lamented the lack of improvement in the educational and health sector. According to him, Nigeria hasn’t improved than what it was in 1993 when his father contested and won the election for presidency.
He also stated that June 12 should be a day for sober reflection because “people are getting poorer and the poverty rate is increasing”.
Speaking on Monday at the National Centre for Women Development in Abuja, he said:
“The recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day will get people thinking. I don’t think it should be a day of celebration. It should be a day of reflection of where we are as a country and where we are going. It is important that we should know that for the decisions we make today, there are consequences.
“This is because those who made the decisions to truncate the Nigerian people’s yearning for democracy in 1993 would now see that sometimes when you make certain decisions, you must see the consequences.
“The country is worse off than it was in 1993. My father was trying to address certain issues like poverty eradication and free education. But what is going on in the country now? The education system is dilapidated. The health care system is nothing. People are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. The poverty rate is increasing. I think the idea is that June 12 should be a day of reflection and I believe we can get out of this situation.”