The camp of the Peoples Democratic Birthday party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has described the Minister of Order for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN) as a liar over his most up-to-date assertion about the happenings surrounding June 12 in Nigeria.
The media aide to Atiku, Paul Ibe in a prolonged response on Thursday night time, accused Keyamo of looking to rewrite history.
Per Ibe, Atiku turned into now no longer most efficient instrumental to the fight for June 12, nevertheless turned into a key segment of the fight and needed to fly into exile when his life turned into threatened by the militia regime.
He added that Atiku even rejected the likelihood to be the head of the period in-between nationwide executive because he believed in a elephantine democratic process and wished nothing to decide with the militia regime.
Ibe in his response also went on to checklist a couple of of the sacrifices Atiku needed to make in the eagerness of the June 12 fight and for Chief MKO Abiola who turned into the focal level of the fight.
Kumornews remembers Keyamo earlier on Thursday had said that Atiku turned into one in all the most important folks to abandon the June 12 fight.
He added that nearly all efficient Bola Tinubu and Omoyele Sowore as a pupil leader had been actively all in favour of the June 12 fight amongst the entire candidates vying for the 2023 presidential seat in Nigeria.
On the change hand, Ibe in a press release titled “2023: Atiku, June 12 And Keyamo’s Try To Rewrite Historic previous hit reduction at Keyamo, asserting the June 12 occasions and all the pieces surrounding it are correctly documented and the Minister ought to never strive to feed lies to the public.
The elephantine response reads:
“The occasions of the June 12 disaster are too correctly documented for any individual to gaze to distort it. Keyamo told a blatant lie when he said Atiku “abandon(ed) June 12”. Atiku by no map deserted June 12.
“The reality is that the broken-down VP turned into marked for assassination thanks to his strident opposition to militia rule. Certainly, Abacha in truth appropriated his INTELS company, tried to execute him in Kaduna & he managed to salvage away most efficient after a couple of of his safety aides had been killed.
“Flash reduction to the occasions leading up to the SDP primaries that threw up Abiola as its presidential candidate. What Keyamo is now no longer going to claim is that it turned into Atiku’s sacrifice of historical stepping down for Abiola that metamorphosed into his victory in June 12, 1993 election.
“I want to remind Festus that the identical Atiku that he’s in a prance to malign turned into approached to aid because the Head of the ING while he turned into in London. And it may perhaps perhaps truly perhaps presumably furthermore passion him to know what Atiku’s response turned into: “(I said) I’m now no longer going to be segment of a transient administration”.
“Every person knows of us that participated in the Abacha govt which dealt a loss of life knell to the revalidation of the June 12 mandate. Some are slack, some are serene alive. Atiku turned into one in all of us that didn’t want to absorb the rest to decide with the Abacha militia rule, now no longer even with a protracted spoon.
“We decided now to no longer decide half in Abacha’s executive because we did now no longer want to any extent additional militia rule”, Atiku turned into quoted on page 237 of his biography by the slack Dr Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba
“Even after illustrious members of the political class amongst them these conclude to Abiola had been picked to aid in Abacha’s executive no member of the Yar’Adua community amongst them Atiku wished to aid in the Abacha regime ostensibly thanks to their dedication to democracy.
“Which skill that, leaders delight in Yar’Adua and Atiku had been marked down. And in continuation of its fight to restore democratic rule, the PDM, the community that Atiku belonged to, addressed a press conference in Lagos on January 12, 1994 and requested the militia to exit from the governance of the nation by December 31, 1994. The aftermath of that turned into the arrest and detention of Yar’Adua in February 1994. Atiku and various PDM leaders challenged the detention in court.
“Atiku, it turned into, who turned into shy about the protracted political disaster and decided to decide something about it by sending an delivery letter to Abacha in 1994 wherein he proposed a 7-level formula to the disaster, the highpoint turned into the hand over on January 1, 1995 to a democratically elected executive. Atiku’s space turned into ultimately adopted by a resolution of the 1994 Constitutional Convention to attach of residing an exit date for the militia.
“Abacha did now no longer obtain this toddle humorous. He precipitated the detention of Yar’Adua and sought to separate him from Atiku.
“Abacha wooed Atiku to dump Yar’Adua & pave the model for him (Abacha) to work with Atiku. However Atiku is now no longer one to sell any individual for a mere porridge. He didn’t return to Abacha after he turned into requested to head deem over the proposal to dump d man who helped him in the reduction of his tooth in politics.
“Even when Abacha turned into good to neutralize Yar’Adua and his PDM, Atiku turned into now no longer going to be a bright tool. Abacha ultimately hatched an area that implicated Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and others in a coup.
“Shortly after his mentor’s arrest in the phantom coup space, Atiku narrowly escaped an assassination space in his Kaduna dwelling wherein seven lives had been lost in the expose to foil the space to execute him thanks to his opposition to his executive and army dictatorship.
“However Abacha turned into now no longer overjoyed with the imprisonment of Yar’Adua & the intimidation of Atiku. His subsequent toddle turned into to obtain his lucrative trade, NICOTES, renamed it INTELS and appropriated Atiku’s and Yar’Adua’s shares in the logistics company he co-founded with Gabriel Volpi.
“Following the bloody assault in Kaduna, Atiku turned into persuaded to proceed to exile. The import of this thread is to attach a deceive Keyamo’s baseless whisper that Atiku deserted June 12 and turned into now no longer consequential in the fight to enthrone the democratic rule of at the moment time.
“Atiku turned into instrumental in birthing June 12 following his stepping down for MKO Abiola, and worked assiduously for the exit of the militia and enthronement of the democracy that he’s serene actively all in favour of deepening. Historic previous is stubborn, it may perhaps perhaps truly perhaps presumably now no longer be erased.”