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The former governor of Ekiti State has again lambasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo for failing to honour Late Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12 1993 presidential election.
“Honouring MKO Abiola by
@MBuhari is to Obasanjo’s shame. It remains a sore-point of his political history that because of ego, Obasanjo, who’s the greatest beneficiary of the June 12, 1993 struggle failed to honour his kinsman, MKO Abiola. So, I commend President Buhari,” Fayose tweeted on Thursday.
Former Nigerian military leader Gen. Ibrahim Babangida annulled the election when MKO Abiola was cruising to victory.
Abiola was arrested and kept in detention after declaring himself the winner of the election at Epetedo on June 11, 1994 during the military dictatorship of Late Gen. Sani Abacha.
Abacha died on June 8 while Abiola died July 7, 1998, the military government that succeeded Abacha, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, organised and a general election in 1999 and handed over power to Obasanjo, who was had regained freedom Abacha’s detention.
Several calls were made to Obasanjo to honour MKO Abiola who fought and died for the restoration of democracy.
Obasanjo spent 8 years in power while other governments that succeeded him refused to recognise Chief MKO Abiola.
The incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari honoured him in posthumously, declared June 12 as the real Democracy Day instead of May 29.
Buhari on June 12, 2019 renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late business mogul turned politician, the stadium will now be known as Moshood Abiola National Stadium.