- Jamiu, son of MKO Abiola has appealed to Nigerian leaders to take a cue from him his late father
- The author in an interview urged leaders in their service to Nigeria to be selfless
- Abiola's son called on everyone to look beyond what his father did to what we can do today
One of late Chief MKO Abiola's children, Jamiu, has advised Nigerian leaders to move the country forward by taking a cue from his father.
While disclosing this during an interview with Channels Television on Friday, June 12, Abiola's son urged leaders to be selfless in their service to Nigeria.
Jamiu, a writer and author is the son of Abiola and his activist wife, Alhaja Kudirat. Speaking on the occasion of Democracy Day as many Nigerians celebrate across the country, Jamiu called on everyone to look beyond what his father did.
He went on to note that if we learn from Abiola, we would think less of ourselves and more of others.
“I think it is a clarion call to everyone to always look beyond what he (Abiola) did to what we can do today. If we learn from him and we do what he used to do, in terms of thinking less of himself and more of others, then what he has done will now become progressively continuous; it will not just stop with his death,” he said
According to him, the most important message for the country at this time is to look beyond his father's struggle for good governance and implement some of the things he championed for in the past.
Jamiu had earlier said 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.
Meanwhile, Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, has described June 12, 1993, annulled election as the most defining moment in Nigeria's history.
According to him, the struggle to free Nigerians from the shackles of bondage will continue until the country is restructured into federating units.
Adams, in a statement on Thursday, June 11, by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed joy that part of the dreams of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) under his leadership, has been realized with the celebration of June 12 as the authentic democracy day.
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