- President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Abuja Stadium as the Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola Stadium
- The president made this decision in honour of the late businessman and presidential aspirant on Wednesday, June 12
- The late business mogul won a highly rated election which was later annulled by Ibrahim Babangida
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The president also honoured Abiola during the nation's Democracy Day celebration which took place in Abuja and was attended by world leaders.
Meanwhile, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has come under fire from elder statesmen in the country for not recognising the struggle of Late Chief Moshood Abiola and honouring him with June 12.
According to The Nation, Senator Ayo Fasanmi who is a chieftain of the Afenifere said Obasanjo was not the leader of the Yoruba people or the messiah of Nigerians.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for doing what Obasanjo failed to do.
He said: “Is Obasanjo the messiah now? He is not the messiah we are looking up to. As far as I am concerned, Obasanjo has become a spent force. He wants to be recognised as the one directing the affairs of the nation at every stage from the time he was military Head of State, civilian president, through the late President Umaru Yar’Adua time to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s period. He has the feeling that he knows it all.
“We should be careful about Obasanjo. I have my reservations about him. Yoruba must come together but not behind Obasanjo. Obasanjo can’t lead us. I can’t recognise any invitation from Obasanjo.
“The honour that was conferred on Abiola by President Buhari should have been done by Obasanjo. He didn’t do it. We thank President Buhari or doing this. We should support him and not Obasanjo’s agenda. Obasanjo should go into retirement. He only wants to be seen and heard.
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