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Kwande appeals for Abuja Stadium’s repair 


National Stadium Abuja

A former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Suleiman Yahaya Kwande has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as “Democracy Day,” while also naming the Abuja National Stadium after the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential elections, Chief MKO Abiola, 26 years after the polls was annulled.

Kwande, a member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board representing the North Central Zone, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday observed that legalising June 12 as Nigeria’s “Democracy Day” and naming the National Stadium after Abiola was historic, saying the new development would bring more dynamism to the democratic system and boost sporting activities.

“President Muhammadu Buhari must be commended for announcing June 12 as democracy day and remembering MKO Abiola for the pains he went through in sustaining democracy by naming Abuja International Stadium after him,” he said.

Kwande urged the president to immediately repair the stadium as it has been abandoned for long. “The Abuja now (MKO Abiola) has not been considered for any sporting activities for sometimes now. I am urging the president to immediately repair it so that sporting activities can immediately resumed.”


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