Nigerians have taken to social media to respond to President Muhammadu Buhari apology on behalf of the administration of former President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida for annulling the June 12, 1993 presidential elections presumably won by the late MKO Abiola and his party the Social Democratic Party.
According to some of them, the apology is a welcomed idea but the fact that it has a political undertone can not be ruled out. However, some hailed the president for the move saying history will never forget today but urged him to apologize for all the ills, his government has perpetuated since inception.
Here some responses from some Nigerians via Twitter.
Mr president we all know what you are looking for. But is going to be difficult.
— Sunday anyaegbu (@Anyaegbufor1) June 12, 2018
We accept your apology, although, it’s clearly politically motivated, as you struggle for votes from the Southwest. Please Sir, kindly retire so #NotTooYoungToRun would assume positive and innovative leadership #EndSARS #ThisIsNigeria
— Emperor Miguel (@michaelcardina1) June 12, 2018
Dear Mr President @MBuhari this is a good and commendable move. All errors of the past must be corrected. The next apology should go to Shagari. You ended his presidency abruptly with a coup. Thank God Shagari is still alive, apologize to him and Nigerians now
— Emmy (@EmmyBlackky) June 12, 2018
The biggest loss from IBB’s annulled #June12 is the future Nigeria never had under a fully democratic government. #MKOAbiola was martyred to keep military men in power. Despite this apology, military men still rule. 25 years later, and we still do not have a true #DemocracyDay
— Bukola Michael Nelson, MBA (@BMichael_Nelson) June 12, 2018
Thanks for the Apology on behalf of all military dictators. But u need to apologize on behalf of Fulani herdsmen and SARS to those families who have lost their loved ones to those devils. Then we will apologize to u on May 29 2019. Thank you!
— Oluwaseun temitayo (@Seuntemitayo4) June 12, 2018
On behalf of Nigerians, we thank you for the apology and we also Use this medium to apologize for all we have wronged you Sir; please kindly retire or join our ancestors so we can move this nation forward!
Thanks for your cooperation Mr. president!!!#EndSARS #ThisIsNigeria
— Foreign🇮🇶Sailor🇳🇬 (@elvis_osawe) June 12, 2018