Former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu on Monday, claimed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote him a letter after he declared June 12 a public holiday, while he was still a Governor.
Kalu said President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the injustices associated with the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election, by posthumously acknowledging Chief MKO Abiola as the winner.
Speaking at the Lagos Airport on arrival from the United States, the former Governor urged Buhari to also honour the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Prof Humphrey Nwosu, who oversaw over the elections.
“I was the first governor that declared June 12 public holiday and Obasanjo wrote me a letter to challenge it.
“Now that Buhari is working, he should also remember Humfrey Nwosu, the man that conducted the freest and fairest election in Nigeria. He should also be honored.
“Buhari should go a step further and declare the south east a social area because people in the region were given ill treatment. They lost mine and property.
“He has already made a good step by paying the Biafran police their entitlements,” Kalu said.