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Tinubu, Bankole, others honour Abiola

By Clifford Ndujihe
If Chief M.K.O Abiola, presumed winner of the annulled 12 June 1993 presidential polls were alive, he would be 73 years this year. He died in government custody 7 July 1998.

To mark 12 years of Abiola’s departure, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, immediate past governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, pro-democracy activists and other eminent politicians will gather at his Ikeja home today at 3 p.m.

The gathering is being organised by Action Group of Nigeria, AGN.

A statement by Motolani Doherty, AGN Organising Secretary, said it was celebrating the late politician because, “MKO Abiola’s sacrifice for the mandate given to him by Nigerians on June 12 hasten the exit of the military from governance in 1999.”

Expected at the session are:  Governor Babatunde Fashola, Prof. Pat Utomi, Mr. Olawale Okunniyi, Alhaji Shettima Yerima, Mr. Osita Okechukwu of the CNPP, Comrade Chris Nwokobia, leaders of the Mega Summit Movement, Hafsat and Jamiu Abiola, among others.


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