Hope for Niger Delta Campaign (HNDC), a non-governmental organisation in the Netherlands, has urged Nigerians to emulate the politics of Chief MKO Abiola by avoiding comments capable of disintegrating the nation. Comrade Sunny Ofehe, President of the group in his statement to commemorate the annulment of the June 12, noted that the quest to unite the nation through democratic dividends must be paramount rather that hate speeches.
According to the statement, which was made available to newsmen in Benin City, Ofehe said â€œhonestly, I donâ€™t think Nigeria has learnt all the lessons that should have heralded the annulment of June 12. The only major lesson learnt is the stability of our democracy and the fact that the military have stayed out of power.â€
According to him,: â€œThe future of Nigeria and her citizens must be paramount and the quest to unite our country through democratic dividend must be their guiding principles and watchword. The outcome of such patriotism must be a clear lesson and message to everyone that those who sacrificed for June 12 did not do that in vain.â€