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Sympathisers offer prayers at MKO Abiola’s Abeokuta family house (Guardian)

Sympathisers offer prayers at MKO Abiola’s Abeokuta family house (Guardian)

Human right activist, Dr. Joe-Okei Odumakin, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “complete” the post-humous honour he conferred on late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, by declaring him as one of the former presidents of the country.She spoke yesterday after a rally, which began with a street walk from the State Cultural Centre in Abeokuta to Abiola’s Gbagura family house, organised by the Ogun State government to mark the 25th anniversary of the annulment of the election.

Also, one of Abiola’s brothers, Alhaji Muritala Abiola, who lauded the President for his kind gesture at the gathering, regretted that Abiola did not live to witness “his day”.The Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, who represented Governor Ibikunle Amosun, stressed that since the inception of the Amosun’s administration, the state had been celebrating the June 12 anniversary because of the importance it attaches to it. Read more

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