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Christian group says honour for Abiola meant to get support for APC


MKO Abiola

Memebers of a Christian group, under the umbrella of Confidence Christian Youths of Northern Nigeria (CCYNN) have expressed mixed feelings over the recent decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to grant the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, a post-humous award.

The concerned youths, who described the Presidency’s thought to review the annulment and the honour done to Abiola, among others, as a step in the right direction towards unifying the country as well as strengthening its young democracy, berated Buhari for his failed promises to Nigerians in delivering the dividend of democracy.

The group said the failure by Buhari to improve the welfare of Nigerians and impact on the nation’s economy positively negate the principles of the late Abiola.


In a statement by its National President, Agaba Jacob, which was made available to journalists in Kaduna yesterday, the Christian group said: “CCYNN applauds President Muhammadu Buhari on the honour conferred on M.K.O. Abiola and other well-meaning Nigerians.

This is a true spirit of democracy and a step to strengthening our national unity after a careful analysis.

“The President may have done this to gain the interest of Nigerians politically as 2019 general election is fast approaching.

“Nigerians have been crying aloud over persistent hardship but the President turned deaf ear for the past three years of his administration.

Nigerians are dying of hunger. It would have been better for the President to give more attention to the living than the dead.

“In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari promised Nigerians adequate security if he is voted into power. Nigerians came out and voted for him massively but today, Nigerians are disappointed.”

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