Jamiu Abiola, son of the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, has implored the Yoruba people to vote en masse for President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring his father.
Abiola who is a member of the Directorate of Contact and Mobilisation of the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team described Buhari as a detribalised leader who cares about the fortunes of the country.
He was speaking to the media on Saturday in Lagos where he said, “People have to understand that any man that can honour a victory won by another man from another tribe is not a tribalist.
“If he was tribalistic, he would not have done what he did to M.K.O Abiola.
“Buhari had even said in the letter of honour that June 12 is more important than the Independence Day, Nigerians should understand that and I believe that the Yoruba that I know will not betray Chief M.K.O Abiola in his grave by voting against a man who honoured him.”
He further urged the Yoruba to re-elect Buhari on February 16 so as not to betray the deceased politician and his slain wife, Kudirat, in their graves.
“The Yoruba are known to appreciate and value anybody who genuinely does something good for them genuinely.’’