Obasanjo’s failure to honour MKO Abiola a lapse – Ex-aide, Osuntokun

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A former political adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Akin Osuntokun has described the inability of his former boss failed to honour MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election as “a lapse”.

Osuntokun stated this on Monday, while appearing as a guest on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast show which aired on Channels Television.

“Personally, I think that it was a lapse on the former president’s part that they didn’t honour Abiola,” he said.

Osuntokun also faulted the remarks made by President Muhammadu Buhari, during an interview in 1999 on the late Abiola.

“Anybody who wanted to rehabilitate June 12, you do not then reduce it. You are trivializing it by one person’s deeds.

“Look, we are seeing all these. This same President Buhari in 1998 granted an interview where he was asked about Abiola’s plight. He said do you expect me to have any sympathy for somebody who financed the coup that took me out of office,” he added.

 

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