Humphrey Nwosu, Apologizes For Inability To Attend The June 12 Investiture Ceremony
Humphrey Nwosu who was Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NEC),which conducted the 1993 election has reinforced the belief that late Chief Moshood Abiola won in that election.
In a response letter to the Federal Government who had invited him to attend today’s ceremony where the late Abiola, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) and Amb. Babagana Kingibe will be decorated with national honours, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his declaration.
In his view, Prof Nwosu described the recognition of the date as Democracy Day and the honour for Abiola ” will rekindle the national consciousness of all Nigerians for a better nation”.
In the same letter sent through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Nwosu, who is overseas, regretted that he was unable to attend the ceremony.
Nwosu’s letter reads: “I thank His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government of Nigeria for recognizing June 12 as Democracy Day and also honouring the winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief M.K.O. Abiola.
“Indeed, June 12, 1993 marked a turning point in Nigeria’s tortuous journey towards a democratic polity. It is an honour to the very hard-working men and women of the defunct National Electoral Commission under my leadership at this long-awaited recognition. I humbly commend this action by the President.
“Undoubtedly, the democratic system of governance is the best, especially for the multiethnic nation like ours. I thank you for building on the foundation which my team and I labored strenuously to establish and actualise on June 12, 1993. It is our hope that expanding the frontiers of democracy of which all the people of Nigeria, regardless of ethnic group, will provide economic, social and developmental benefits that will certainly make Nigeria a great nation not only in Africa but across the world.
“Certainly, the scheduled event on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 will rekindle the national consciousness of all Nigerians for a better Nation. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control I will not be present at the investiture ceremony as I am outside the country.”
Naija News recalls that Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu had yesterday, requested for the honouring of the former NEC boss, Humphrey Nwosu.