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*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has expressed sadness of the State of things in the country twenty two years after the demise of Aare Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.
Aare Gani Adams, on Saturday, at the commemoration of the annual June 12, 1993 elections anniversary, organised by the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC,  with this year’s theme, ‘June 12 and National Integration’, said it was sad that after 22 years of switch from military to democracy in 1999, Nigeria is still not in tune with the worthy ideals that the late MKO Abiola lived and died for.
He viewed that Abiola, will never be happy in his grave that the democracy he lived and died for turns out be autocratic in nature and practice.
“I am happy to tell you that the late Aare MKO Abiola and several other democrats live forever in our hearts. But it is sad that after 22 years of democracy,Nigeria is still not in tune  with those worthy ideals  that the late Abiola lived and died for.
“The late Aare MKO Abiola in his life represented hope. Remember, his campaign slogan was ‘Hope 93’. But the question remains: ‘Is there  any hope in Nigeria’? And the answer is no. It is no because the politicians that are supposed to  give hope to the hopeless Nigerians are fast dashing their hopes and eroding the very foundation of democracy.
“In the past 22 years, our democracy has only evolved in promoting disunity, rivalry, senseless killings and massacre of Nigerians on a daily basis.This present danger has been threatening the fragile union of our great country. And sadly, Nigeria is sliding towards an anarchical terminal point,” Adams stated.
The Generalissimo of the entire Yorubaland lamented over the clamp down on freedom in the nation by the present administration, saying it is “absolutely necessary now to restructure Nigeria”.
He said that Nigeria was at war with itself because of a section of the country that “have always  betrayed the trust which is the bond that binds us together as a nation”.
“A good example of the federal government clapping down on the rights of the citizens is  ban and suspension of Twitter platform.
“As far as I am concerned, it is another ploy to tamper with the citizens’ rights to freedom of speech and expression. And if the Federal Government succeeded in banning and suspending twitter,it would easily do the same for other social media platforms.
“Now that the  Federal Government has said all social media platforms must be registered to continue operating in the country. We must follow the trend and  rise against skewed regulations. We must stop this excessive use of federal might to truncate the ideals of democracy, ” Adams Said.

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