Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not immortalize the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, because he would have been misunderstood.
President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed Abuja National Stadium as MKO Abiola Stadium.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State and political ally of former Vice President, Atiku Abubaka, Dr. Umar Ardo, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside the posthumous national honours conferred on the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief M.K.O Abiola, and human rights activist, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi.
SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
The Running Mate to MKO Abiola in the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Babagana Kingibe who received the GCON award at the posthumous investiture of the late politician commended the president for the courage in recognising June 12 and proved him to be a man of conviction, fair-minded man who is clear on what is right and what is wrong; what is just and what is travesty of justice.
Sunday Ode, Abuja
Daughter of late MKO Abiola, Hafsat said on Tuesday that the recognition of their father came from unexpected quarters noting that the president ‘s apology melted her heart.
Sunday Ode, Abuja
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka said Tuesday he was taken off guard by Buhari ‘s apology saying it was a dimension he didn’t expect.
Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has spoken on the award of GCFR to the late MKO Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari. He also commented on the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day.
The judge who pronounced the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Dahiru Saleh, has absolved former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, of blame in the controversial decision.