June 12: President Tinubu told to declare late Abiola president

Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola’s kinsmen who hail from Gbagura in Abeokuta, Ogun State, have urged President Bola Tinubu to declare  him a democratically elected president.

The kinsmen from the Tobade Progressive Club of Gbagura made their request known on Wednesday, via a statement signed by its president, Chief Shamwill Keshinro

According to the statement, the kinsmen noted that there is a big need for the current president to revisit the 1993 presidential election, adding that the late MKO Abiola and hundreds of Nigerians had sacrificed greatly for the return of democracy in 1999.

The statement reads partly : “Tobade Progressive Club of Gbagura, which is populated with kinsmen and kinswomen of Chief MKO Abiola in Gbagura, Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, is therefore asking the Federal Government to invoke the Doctrine of Necessity to begin the political and legal process of declaring Chief MKO Abiola, a democratically-elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The Buhari administration had conferred posthumously on MKO Abiola the highest national honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR.

However, Keshinro, stressed that the move by former President Muhammadu Buhari suggested a political journey to pronounce and swear in posthumously, Chief MKO Abiola, as the democratically-elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, they commended the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on the renovation of MKO Abiola’s family house at Oja Agbo, Oke-Iddo, Gbagura, Abeokuta.

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