Tanko Yakasai, a Third Republic Presidential Adviser, has admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to issue executive order validating the results of June 12, 1993 annulled elections.
The Northern elder explained that validating the results and announcing a winner would add value to Buhari’s declaration on June 12 and the honour he conferred on M.K.O. Abiola.
Speaking with Vanguard, Yakasai noted that though, “It is coming too late, but he can make it useful, gives value to it by directing Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to collate the figures of June 12, 1993 Presidential contest between Alhaji Bashir Tofa, and Chief MKO Abiola , and announce a winner”.
He said, “By recognising Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola as the presumed winner of June 12,1993 presidential election and the conferment of the highest Award of the land on him, Buhari should proceed to give meaning to that by actualising the results.
”The annulment of June 12 Presidential election was done by the military via a military fiat, and President Buahari as executive President can equally use executive fiat to validates the June 12 election which I believe strongly will give value and meaning to his declaration”.
He added that, ”Now that Chief MKO Abiola is no longer alive to benefit from the declaration if it is done by INEC, then his running mate, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe who is still alive can claim the mandate, and be so declare as the President.”