By: JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
The national honour that was awarded to pressumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, a current affairs commentator and frontline politician, Alhaji Nasir Muktar has said that Alhaji Bashir Tofa deserves to be equally honoured for the role he played in joining the race though the election was annulled.
He stated this in Kano while interacting with our correspondent, where he opined that Alhaji Bashir Tofa should also be honoured in order to reward him for contesting the 1993 presidential election as a Nigerian citizen who has the constitutional right to vie for any office in a country’s democratic system.
Similarly, Alhaji Nasir Muktar described Bashir Tofa as the only Kano State indigene who participated in a well planned presidential election which shows that he deserves to be honoured with his running mate, Chief Sylvester Ugoh and Professor Humprey Nwosu who was the chairman of the electoral commission that conducted the election.
Furthermore, Nasir Muktar disclosed that the said national honour the mandate of Kano people in general not for Bashir Tofa alone, where he again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider Bashir Tofa as one of the eligible nationalists that deserves the award simply for the role he played during the 1993 presidential polls like what has been given to his opponent, Chief Abiola as this would serve as equal treatment to both sides.