Abiodun vows to uphold MKO Abiola’s vision of a unified Nigeria

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said his administration would continue to uphold the good vision and desire of late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.

Abiodun described the late Abiola as a completely detribalised Nigerian and a great son of Africa who wanted the best for everyone, irrespective of tribe or religion

The governor stated this while speaking during a special memorial prayer held at the Abiola family House, Oja Agbo, Gbagura, Abeokuta, in honour of the late MKO.

Abiodun, represented by his deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, explained that the late MKO wanted the best for everybody when he was alive, not minding ethnicity or religion.

“We are here to honour late MKO and pray for his soul and also celebrate 25 years of unbroken democracy in the country,” he said.

Abiodun explained that democracy had continued to thrive in Nigeria, saying that democracy had accorded the people the best leadership.

“We will continue to uphold what MKO believed in, democracy has continued to thrive. Democracy is what will give our people the best leadership,” he said.

The governor appreciated President Bola Tinubu for what he had done to better the lots of Nigerians, urging Nigerians to pray for the progress of the country.

Speaking on behalf of the Abiola family, one of his sons, Ameen Abiola, appreciated the state and the Federal government for always celebrating his father after his death.

He appreciated the Ogun government for preserving the heritage of Abiola’s family.

In his sermon at the memorial prayer, Alhaji Daud Toriola, Mufasir Egba Agura, described the late MKO Abiola as one of the greatest philanthropists the nation ever produced.

Alhaji Toriola, thereafter, prayed for the late Business mogul, the state and Nigeria.

Abiola was the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential poll annulled by the military government of Gen Ibrahim Babangida (retd.)

The renowned businessman, philanthropist, and politician died in prison on July 7, 1998.

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