MKO Abiola’s son has explained that former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo benefited from his father’s death.


Jamiu Abiola, a son of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential elections, has slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for “benefitting on his father’s blood” however neglecting to recognize his contribution to Nigeria’ democracy, the news agency of Nigeria, NAN reports.

MKO Abiola, the probable winner of the election that was annulled, died fighting for his mandate whereas man Obasanjo was elected president in 1999 upon the country’s return to democracy.

Jamiu spoke on Sunday in the capital of Nigeria at an incident labelled “Testimonies of Change”, designed to showcase the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s governance.

“News Agency of Nigeria” (NAN) reports the gathering, organized by the Ministry of Information and Culture, witnessed personal testimonies by beneficiaries of state programmes.

Mr. Abiola, present among the testifiers, said for over two decades, Nigerians gave a mandate to his father that he was “denied and killed”, the family suffered emotional and psychological torture.

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He said his mother, Kudirat Abiola, who additionally fought for his father’s mandate, was additionally killed within the process leaving seven youngsters behind.

Jamiu stated that Mr. Obasanjo benefitted from the democracy struggle by his late father and mother once he was elected as President in 1999.

He added that in spite of coming from the same region and state as his late father and mother, Mr. Obasanjo declined to recognize their contribution to the enthronement of democracy.

He, therefore, commended the effort of President Muhammad Buhari, who after over twenty years, recognized his father and declared June twelve, national Democracy Day.

“What President Buhari has done, with the fact of not being a Yoruba man, has concluded the emotional and psychological trauma my family has undergone all these years,” he said.

Jamiu additionally attested Mr. Buhari’s significant strides in reaching out to the needy individuals and improving on infrastructure like power, roads, rails.

He said June twelve that his folks paid the supreme sacrifice for was concerning the poor and also the plenty and Mr. Buhari had become a replica of the mantra.

He said Mr. Buhari due for a second term, so Nigerians should embark to vote for him in the coming election.

The representative of the 564 hitherto abandoned pensioners of the Aladja Steel Rolling Mills in Delta, also described the president as “God sent” to the Republic of Nigeria.

Quoting from the Holy Bible, saying 29: 2, he said, “When the righteous are in authority, the individuals rejoice, however, once the wicked beareth rule, the individuals mourn”.

The testifiers said that for many years of previous administrations, they’d wallowed in abject poverty and suffered however the Buhari administration wiped away their tears by paying the pensions owed them for many years.

The representative of the ex-workers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Airways, liquidated in 2004, said 800 of their members died awaiting their pensions.

He same man Buhari secure to pay them in 2015 and had consummated his promise, thereby conveyance succour, life and hope to them.

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The testifier disclosed that the ex-Nigeria Airways employees would organize solidarity rally in support of Mr. Buhari’s reelection in Lagos and Kano.

A woman named Mrs. Regina, who had been frying Akara (beans cake) in Nyanyan, a residential district of FCT for 30 years, same she benefitted from the federal government’s TraderMoni programme.

She said it entirely was the first time any government had supported her petty trade and commended the Buhari administration for the intervention.

The elderly lady spoke in the Igbo language along with her son, a graduate of the University of Benin, deciphering in English.

The woman disclosed that she trained her 3 youngsters to university with her trade and urged the administration of Buhari to provide employment opportunity for them.

The (CRGFA) Chairman of Rice Growers Farmers Association in Ebonyi, Livinus Okoh, stated that the Anchor borrower Programme of the administration recorded tremendous achievements on native production of the staples towards self-sufficiency.

He made known the support of rice farmers nationwide for the re-election of the president.

Aruwawa Johnson from Warri same “opposition should keep away from Buhari’s reelection” as a result of Nigerians are behind him.

Mr. Johnson said the finished rail project in Aladja in Delta to Itakpe in Kogi had impacted absolutely on the lives of the people that were predominantly farmers.

Monarchs, together with Oba of Sao, Bamidele Alabi, Oba of Jebba, Abdulkadir Adebara and also the Baale of Bodesaadu, Bolakale Yusuff, all in Kwara, commended the Buhari government for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa road.

They said that the road had taken several lives and product in carnage when it absolutely was abandoned by previous administrations.

They thanked the president for returning to the rescue of their individuals and also the road users.

Mrs. Oloyede, and Wasiu Oriade, beneficiaries of Bank of trade welfare scheme; Dike Charles, Abubakar Haruna, Aliyu Hassan and Olalekan Ayodele who are NPOWER beneficiaries in varied vocations, attested the success of government programmes through its intervention.

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