Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will deliver a keynote address at the 27th anniversary of the Epetedo declaration by the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.
The Coalition for a Better Nigeria, which is organising the anniversary event, said in a statement that preparation is ongoing to mark the day on June 11, at the old Epetedo Hall, (now Eleganza Sports Centre), Lagos Island, at 11am.
The theme of the event, ‘2023 general election: how to avoid a repeat of 1983 and 1993 post-election violence’ will be discussed by Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; governors of Kano, Ebonyi, Imo and Cross River: Abdullahi Ganduje, David Nweze Umahi, Hope Uzodinma and Benedict Ayade.
Others are the Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa and Senator Biyi Durojaiye, Acting Leader, Afenifere Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba.
According to the organiser, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is the host governor, while the principal host is Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, among other participants.
Chief Abiola was recognised winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. He declared himself the president, at Epetedo, in the heart of Lagos, on June 11, 1994, after waiting a year for his mandate to be given to him.