- The son of MKO Abiola says his late father and President Muhammadu Buhari have the same agenda
- Jamiu in a recent interview explained that both his father and Buhari are committed to making the life of the common man easier
- Abiola's son also faulted people who described the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by Buhari as a political gimmick
Jamiu Abiola, the son of late Chief MKO Abiola and his activist wife, Alhaja Kudirat has said that Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has the same agenda as his father.
Abiola's son who disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard stated that both his late father and the president aim to make life easier for the common man.
Speaking on the way his father who reportedly won the June 12, 1993, presidential election would have run his government, Jamiu said Buhari and MKO share the same objective.
He also added that though Abiola may have resorted more to privatization to generate employment, the late presidential candidate and the president have striking similar objectives.
Jamiu went on further to note that the approach of both men would definitely have met in the middle.
"My father and this president primarily have the same objective. They both aim to make life easier for the masses. Maybe my father might have resorted more to privatization as a means of employment generation but the approaches of both men, if not strikingly similar, would have certainly met at the junction relating 50 people-oriented programmers like the school feeding being carried out by this administration, along with its N-Power programme.
All in all, it is the result that counts and, looking at how Nigeria was in 2015, President Buhari has done an excellent job," he said.
When asked about what he thought of people describing Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day as a gimmick to get the support of the Yorubas towards his second term bid, he said many Nigerians are too skeptical.
Abiola's son who faulted those people said: "Many people are too cynical which is why they would think that way. President Buhari is as transparent as humanly possible. People like him only do what they feel is right so there is no question of political gimmicks."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has gone down memory lane and hailed MKO Abiola and other "unsung heroes" for their sacrifice.
The former presidential candidate, in a statement on Thursday, June 11, described the celebration of Democracy Day as an affirmation of collective "struggles towards a system of participatory government and acceptance of the primacy of the rule of law."
Atiku noted that democracy does not come into Nigeria on the platter of gold as there are many other unsung heroes who put everything down for Nigeria's democracy dream to become a reality.
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