Why Nigeria Has Remained Underdeveloped After June 12 Struggles – Opadokun

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Elder statesman and 12 June 1993 activist Chief Ayo Opadokun has lambasted the Nigeria’s current ruling class for their lack of selfless leadership and subjugation of democratic principles in the country reports Prime Business Africa.

Opadokun bared his mind in an interview with Arise News.

“I’m not enthusiastic about commenting on the state of the nation because our hopes and aspirations have been dashed as a result of the frustrations of the June 12 mandate because of the governments that have subjugated the democratic process.

“What we sacrificed for losing our liberty, sweat and loved ones to return democracy to Nigeria has not been achieved.

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“I don’t consider what we have today as democratic rule. It’s a terrible slap on the faces of of those who fought for democracy in the hands of the military who are still pursuing the military agenda,” Opadokun added.

“Nigeria has remained an underdeveloped nation despite the human and natural resources since 61 years of existence. We cannot boast of good medicare, good roads, light etc.

“Those in government know in their minds that they are dancing on the grave of Chief MKO Abiola. Certainly for me, Nigeria is not on the right cause. We should take care of our existential problems.

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“It is epitomised by the recent party primaries. Many state governments cannot pay minimum wage but the aspirants (some governors) were able to pay N100m. Nigerian government is one for the rich, by the rich,” Opadokun stressed.

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