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June 12: Group Commends PMB, Plans Nationwide Protest Over Looted Funds



The Grassroots Movement for Buhari/Osibanjo (GMBO), a political support group mobilising support for President Muhammad Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has commended President Buhari for his courage to recognise the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections, Chief MKO Abiola and the confirment of the highest national honours on him.

The group also described the Presidential proclamation of June 12 as National Democracy Day as the right step in the right direction and a good move that will go a long way in immortalising the late Abiola and others who paid the supreme price in order for the country to enjoy democratic rule.

The Director General of GMBO, Chief Igho Osiebe who spoke shortly after a solidarity march in support of President Buhari’s declaration noted that the action by the President would further heal the national wound that has festered for a quarter of a century.

Igho declared that President Buhari deserved all the accolades for “taking a stand for equity, justice fairness and strengthening democratic ideals”.

He condemned those who are bent on politicising the honour bestowed on Abiola and urged them to join hands with the President in the task of repositioning the country for greater achievements.

According to the DG of GMBO, as part of their mobilisation of support for the good works of the President, the group is set to embark on a nationwide solidarity campaign for the return of looted funds across the country.

Igho disclosed that the solidarity campaign tagged “ Operation Return Looted Funds” will kick-off next week in all the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory (FCT) as well as the diaspora.

He regretted the scandalous looting of nations resources that took place during the tenure of past administrations and urged the current administration to stay focused in the onerous task of putting Nigeria on the part of sustainable growth.

According to him, “thieves have long taken over our dear nation and it is our fundamental rights and responsibility to salvage it back through the planned campaign.

The solidarity march which terminated at the Unity Fountain, near the Transcorp Hilton, created huge traffic lockdown and drew the members of GMBO from across the country.


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