Only 55 out of 103 children belonged to Moshood Abiola after DNA tests – Son spills

The son of the late politician Moshood Abiola, Abdulmumuni Abiola has said that DNA tests conducted on his father’s children showed that only 55 out of 103 born by women associated with his father were really his children.

Mumuni, in a recent episode of Mic On Podcast, also confirmed that his father recognised over 40 women as his wives in his will.

He said, “You know the Abiola family, we are not that much. People think we are a lot. We are only 55. Well, there were 40 wives. Then according to the will… I think about forty-something though. There were some wives that were not there at the end. But not at the beginning, but at the end. Most of the wives had maybe one or two for my dad. Not every one of them.” 

“When my father was alive, he was paying for 103 people to go to school. But like I said not all of them were his. So after the blood tests, we happen to be 55.”

Speaking about the 2023 general elections, Mumuni criticised his elder brother Kola for contesting.

According to Mumuni, his elder brother’s failure to sustain Abiola’s political legacy and unite the family was a sign that he would make a bad president.

He also claimed Kola was dating the daughter of former military head of state Ibrahim Babangida while their dad was in prison.

Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, died in military detention on July 7, 1998.

The election was annulled on June 12, 1993 by Babangida.

The poll has been widely described as Nigeria’s freest and fairest.

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