July 26, 2017

I HID MKO ABIOLA IN MY BEDROOM FOR 4 NIGHTS – RASHEED GBADAMOSI by Onyema Dike

I HID MKO ABIOLA IN MY BEDROOM FOR 4 NIGHTS – RASHEED GBADAMOSI by Onyema Dike

 

Art patron and businessman, Rasheed Gbadamosi made a startling revelation when he came on stage at the launch of Chude Jideonwo’s new book, ‘Are we the Turning Point Generation.”

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Speaking  about his involvement with the Future Awards which is convened annually by Chude Jideonwo’s and co, the chairman of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said he was invited eight year ago and has returned ever since.

Then in a stunning confession, while speaking about the imperative of political engagement and action, something Chude has become synonymous with, the usually apolitical son of  former Action Group stalwart, S.O. Gbadamosi said “I hid MKO Abiola in my house while the military chaps were looking for him. While he lay on my bed he was watching television a price was being placed on his head. If they had caught him or if they had fired on him, I probably would have been a casualty. My friends and I kept him in my bedroom for about 4 nights before we then thought he should move on to another place. He was still a wanted man. In the end he braced up courage and took to his home on the mainland and it was after that that he was arrested and we were never to see him alive. Was I doing that because of youthful exuberance, in answer to some impulse that as a young man I had an obligation to do something? It was partly that.”

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