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June 12: Why NADECO Was Formed – Osoba



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A cheiftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Olusegun Osoba, has revealed that the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) was formed to kick the military out of power.

Naija News reports that the former governor of Ogun State dismissed insinuations that NADECO was formed because of the June 12, 1993 election annulment.

He made this known while speaking in Lagos State at a book presentation, Makers of Nigerian Press, written by a veteran journalist, Chief Dayo Duyile.

Osoba said, “When the master of ceremonies was talking about Ndubuisi Kanu, people don’t know that he was part of the people that started the NADECO struggle.

“We did not form NADECO for June 12; we formed it for the military to get out of power. I invited Chief MKO Abiola to join NADECO when he came back from South Africa after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela.

“It was when he agreed to NADECO philosophy that he was admitted into the group.”

He hailed Dayo Duyile for the book which he said would be a reference point for journalism students and practising journalists.

“Journalists don’t tend to celebrate themselves; they dedicate so much time to celebrate others. Duyile got to the peak of his journalism career before going into the academics. We need to put the record straight,” he said.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.