The family of the late acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make public the Oputa Panel report.
Speaking yesterday during the 22nd anniversary of the annulment of the election, held at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos, the spokesperson of the family, Alimi Abiola, said: “We want to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to make the report of the Oputa Panel public. This is not just in the interest of my father but also in the interest of everybody affected by it.
“It will be good to know who did what and how it happened.”
Guest speaker at the event, Prof. Godini Darah of Delta State University (DELSU) urged President Buhari to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. He noted that the country would not make any meaningful progress without carrying out the fundamental proposals of the conference.
“President Buhari needs to implement the fundamental proposals of the conference submitted to him by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. There is an urgent need for him to restructure the country into a federation of states with each of them having its own constitution.
“He should also look into the recommendation for the creation of additional states with each of the six geo-political zones having equal number of states.
“It is also imperative for him to approve the creation of state police to address the challenge of insurgency and crime in the country,” he said.