Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Bashorun Dele Momodu, has said that Nigeria died on June 12, 1993, when the presidential election was annulled by the military administration.
Momodu said this at the unveiling of his three books; Pendulum: The Writings of Dele Momodu Vol I, Pendulum: The Writings of Dele Momodu Vol II and Fighting Lions to commemorate the 20th anniversary of MKO Abiola’s death and to mark the 25th anniversary of the annulled June 12, 1993 election.
Speaking on what went wrong with Nigeria that had caused so much hate and anger, Momodu stated, “Nigeria died the day they annulled June 12 elections. On that day, there was no discrimination; we all wanted a Nigeria where everyone was a Nigerian, all that died that day.
“Right now, we have leaders who have never made anything of themselves, what can they possibly give?
“If MKO were here, he would be disappointed because what he laboured all his life for, the unity of Nigeria, is being taken for granted.
“We do not value the unity we have, however, we should bear in mind that the price of war is more expensive than the price of peace. Fortunately, God is a Nigerian and we will not go to war,” Momodu said.