The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, says declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day has vindicated age-long agitations by some Nigerians for same.
Obasa made the assertion in Lagos in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Musbau Rasak, on Thursday.
He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the declaration on Wednesday.
“This is because it was the day that Nigeria had the freest, fairest and most peaceful election.
“It was June 12, 1993, that gave birth to what we are enjoying today as democracy.
“I want to congratulate the president, his vice, the APC and Nigerians in general for this honour on the martyr of Nigerian democracy, Chief MKO Abiola,” he said.
Obasa also hailed Chief Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of APC and a former Governor of Lagos State, whose administration declared June 12 a public holiday in Lagos State.
According to him, Tinubu believes in the sanctity of the June 12 mandate.