- Former Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring late MKO Abiola.
- President Buhari named the Abuja stadium after the late business mogul who was widely regarded as the winner of the election annulled by the then head-of-sate, Ibrahim Babangida
- The president also conferred on Abiola the highest honour of GCFR
Fayose has criticised Olusegun Obasanjo, for not honouring MKO Abiola, the winner of the June 12 1983 election despite being the greatest beneficiary of the June 12, 1993 struggle. He said Obasajo out of ego failed honour his kinsmen because ego.
The former Ekiti state governor disclosed this in a tweet on Twitter.
Meanwhile, a former secretary to the government of the federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, on Wednesday, June 12, said ex-president Obasanjo was one of the architects of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was won by the late Chief MKO Abiola.
Kingibe was Abiola’s running mate on the platform of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) during the polls described as Nigeria's freest election.
He broke his silence for the first time on the annulment of the election while appearing on a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme. He, however did not give details of the roles Obasanjo played to annul the presidential poll.
Kingibe justified why President Buhari opted to honour Abiola. According to him, Buhari’s position was very clear over the years that the annulment was unjustified.
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In another report, elder statesmen in the country criticised Obasanjo for not recognising the struggle of Late Chief Moshood Abiola and honouring him with June 12.
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.
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