- President Buhari said Nigeria’s politics would have been better if MKO Abiola had become Nigeria’s President
- Buhari added that the nation had not been divided would be as it is today if Abiola had survived and received his presidential mandate
- The President also recalled how his administration honored Abiola by awarding him the highest national honor, GCFR awarded
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria’s politics would have taken a different turn for the better if the presumed winner of the 12 June 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola, would have survived to become Nigeria’s President.
The President made the announcement after receiving a delegation of elders from Ogun State, Abiola’s home state.< /p>
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President Buhari also recalled how his government honored Abiola by presenting him with the highest decorations national honor, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic. The President also made June 12 the country’s new democracy day.
Buhari added that Nigeria would not have been divided along religion and ethnicity if Abiola would have become Nigeria’s President.
“MKO Abiola used his resources and energy to convince all of Nigeria that he was a true Nigerian and that all he wanted was a united and prosperous Nigeria, nothing else . I thank God for this opportunity to honor him. May his soul continue to rest in peace,” said the President.
“I believe if MKO Abiola had survived and become President of Nigeria, would our politics would have taken a different turn, for the better. Our preoccupation with religion and ethnicity in politics would not have become as strong as it eventually was.”
Remember that the President Abuja Stadium also in Moshoo d Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola Stadium.
Pre President Buhari made this decision in honor of the late businessman on Wednesday 12 June 2019.
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