The presidency says a documentary titled ‘Nigeria: Consolidating Democracy and National Unity in recognition of Moshood Kasimawo Abiola, as the winner of the 1993 presidential election, will premiere on June 12.
Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Shehu, the documentary will be aired on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and Channels TV.
Shehu noted that the documentary, which was filmed by Ose Oyemande — an award-winning filmmaker — features President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state.
“The documentary is to commemorate the third anniversary of the landmark decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to officially recognise the annulled election and award its winner, Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) national honour,” the statement reads.
“The film features President Buhari and dignitaries who were central to the annulled election and the events that followed, including General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Kola Abiola, Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of the legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, who was also recognised with a Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) national honour.
“Also featured are the children of Sir Tafawa Balewa, the country’s first and only prime minister, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first republic opposition leader and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first president.