June 12 Presidential Election Is Fiction – Tofa
A former presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC), Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has said the June 12, 1993 Presidential election was fiction and its anniversary not worth celebrating.
Tofa described those celebrating and still talking about the annulment of the June 12 1993 election as idle minds who have nothing better to do with their lives.
He was believed to have lost to his Social Democratic Party (SDP) counterpart, the late Chief Moshood Abiola, in the controversial June 12,
The June 12, 1993 Presidential election was annulled by the regime of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and that date has been annually celebrated by followers of Abiola especially from the South West.
But Tofa argued that the yearly celebration of the event is a fiction.
'Only those who don't have anything to offer to this country to move forward can still be talking about June 12 presidential elections,' he told journalists in Kano.
'I am not one of those people that celebrate fiction that is the more reason why I don't like to be talking again on June 12 presidential election.
'If you have learnt any lesson out of it, good; if you have not, keep quiet , let this country makes progress. But for one to still be talking about something that occurred 20 years ago, is colossal waste of time.
'We have more problems than to be talking about this nonsense, we want this country to survive and people were still talking about June 12.
'People who have nothing to offer this country or have nothing better to say, can go on talking about June 12 , because they have nothing else to say to help this country move forward,' he added.