Bashorun Dele Momodu, the Publisher of Ovation International Magazine and The Boss Newspapers is set to deliver a lecture organised by the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON),in honour of martyr of democracy, Chief MKO Abiola.
The Lecture titled “June 12 and the Lessons of History.’’ will be held at the new COSON House, Ikeja, Lagos
According COSON PRO, Mr. Chibueze Okereke,“Dele Momodu, who was a key figure in the June 12 Movement and he is expected to give an historical account of that day.
“He will be speaking to a top selection of the media, artists, political and human rights activists and young people,’’ he said.
It will be recalled that on June 12, 1993, Nigerians voted for the then Chief MKO Abiola, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic party (SDP) against Chief Bashir Tofa of the National Republic Convention (NRC).
The then military president, Gen, Ibrahim Babaginda, annulled the presidential elections held on JUne 12, 1993 adjudged by local and foreign observers as the most credible in the annals of Nigeria.
MKO who was detained by another military head of state, Gen Sani Abacha for attempting to reclaim his mandate, however, died on July 7, 1998 during the regime of Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. Abubakar succeeded Abacha after his death on June 8, 1998.