Buhari meets Ogun elders, says MKO Abiola bridge builder
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.
June 12: Barbers at work
You cannot shave a man’s head in his absence— MKO Abiola, winner of 1993 Presidential Election. I am reproducing this piece I did when we were all falling over ourselves as officialdom announced it was, at last and belatedly, embracing June 12 as a national event and not a regional or ethnic phenomenon. Nothing has…
FG’s recognition of June 12 has corrected past wrongs, says Fayemi
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, described the recognition of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day by the Federal Government as righting the wrongs of the past, saying there would not have been May 29 without June 12.
Buhari honouring MKO Abiola is a shame on Obasanjo, says Fayose
Former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose Thursday said the renaming of Abuja Stadium after Moshood Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari was a shame on former president Olusegun Obasanjo. Abiola won the 1993 general elections and was detained by the then military regime after he declared himself president on June 11, 1994. Fayose, a member of…
What I regret about June 12 struggle, by Agbakoba
Human rights activist and former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, in this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, urges the Federal Government to take the recognition of June 12 a step further by declaring it MKO Abiola Day and given Abiola his place in as president even though he never allowed to serve
We will bring MKO Abiola’s vision to reality in Ogun – Abiodun
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 (MKO) Abiola. Abiodun stated this on Wednesday during the June 12 anniversary commemoration and 2019 Democracy Day celebration, held at the MKO Abiola Stadium…
Nigerian Twitter React To Buhari Renaming Abuja Stadium After MKO Abiola
Mixed reactions have trailed Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari's decision to rename the Abuja National Stadium after the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election. “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National Stadium,” Buhari said this during his Democracy Day speech at the Eagle’s Square, Abuja.…
Buhari government unworthy of June 12 celebration, says Atiku
The presidential candidate of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari's government is unworthy of celebrating June 12 as Nigeria's Democracy Day. "It is not enough to declare June 12 a Democracy Day when the government of the day is disrespectful of the rule of law and wantonly disregards…
25 years after, witnesses speak on MKO Abiola's Epetedo Declaration
Epetedo was an unassuming locality on Lagos Island. But it was not without historical importance. Epetedo became home some of the followers of the deposed and exiled Oba Kosoko of Lagos in the late 1800s. Kosoko was sacked by the British colonialists for refusing to end Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and his troops’ faceoff with…
‘Nigeria needs more than Democracy Day to progress’
It is a welcome development that is well over due. Indeed 26 years ago, Chief MKO Abiola should have taken over as president. So it is better late than never to declare it as Democracy Day.