In a recent piece, calling for the removal of the president from office, I had alerted the world that, “Anyone thinking that Muhammadu Buhari will hand over power at the end of his tenure is daydreaming. The incorrigible dictator cannot and must not be trusted. This is a man who assumed power, preaching integrity, virtue, and righteousness, only to gain the power to embrace the worst form of corruption, utter disregard for the rule of law, and gross abuse of office as a way of governance. There is no way Buhari can be entertaining the thoughts of a peaceful transition of power, while at the same time waging war against some sections of the country.”
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The President disclosed this at the inauguration of Kudirat Abiola’s Sabon Gari Peace Foundation in Zaria, Kaduna State on Saturday.
The family’s secretary, Rahaman Abiola, made this known in an interview with journalists when a delegation of the Ogun State government, led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, visited the Abeokuta family house of the late Abiola to celebrate the June 12 democracy day.
Though he described the period as a dark chapter in Nigeria’s chequered political history, Atiku said Nigerians must not lose the lessons “as we build our democracy to greater heights.”
Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State, who stated this during a television interview on Tuesday, said there was the need to set aside a date to honour the Igbo who died during the three-year war, insisting there was nothing wrong with it
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, in a solidarity message to Nigerians on June 12 celebration, stressed that the practice of democracy demands respect for rules at all levels, adherence to the dictates of the law, tolerance, mutual respect as well as upholding of principles of justice, equality and fairness in public and private settings.
One of the things that President Muhammadu Buhari would be fondly remembered for, after his tour of duty, would be the recognition of the significance of June 12 and its rightful placement in our national diary.
Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola was the lion who died for the flowering of our democratic renewal. Abiola presents a complex portraiture for any writer. His memory is sharply emotive. June 12 celebration is equally emotive as a yearly anniversary for the remembrance of brand Abiola and the near turmoil his death would have plunged this nation.
This submission was made on Tuesday by Chief Sitirat Titi Abiola, one of the most visible wives left behind by late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election in Nigeria.
Tinubu, in a statement signed by Tunde Rahman, his media spokesperson, described Falomo as a physician and activist, who identified with the agitation for a better Nigeria, though he was not a politician.
The President commiserated with friends and professional associates of the former Chief Medical Director of Maryland Specialist Hospital, whose dedication to duty and welfare of his patients brought him to recognition, especially as personal physician to politician and business magnate, late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
I tremble in awe of God when I look back at what started 25 years ago as a movement for the validation of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by our own irrepressible Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, but which today has blossomed into the proverbial Iroko tree that, still by the grace of Olodumare, can no longer be uprooted.
The Oodua People’s Congress on Thursday honoured 21 Nigerians for their contributions to the growth of the organisation and their belief in and pursuit of the Yoruba cause.
Barely 72 hours after assumption of office, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has been conducted round the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, and other officials of the Ministry.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State says that President Muhammadu Buhari has restored dashed hope by immortalising Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of 1993 Presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late MKO Abiola as a bridge builder, who could have prevented the religious and tribal issues besetting the country now from coming up, if he had been allowed to rule Nigeria.
Soyinka made the call on the sidelines the Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of Chief MKO Abiola, organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative at the late politician’s graveside in Ikeja.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says closure over the death of Chief MKO Abiola will be achieved when some of the challenges faced in the country are confronted and eliminated.
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, on Wednesday said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was one of the architects of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was won by the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has vowed to bring to reality in the state, the vision of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.