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I Told Obasanjo To Honour MKO Abiola, He Refused, Says Popular Activist, Erubami

“Sometime in 2002, I told the then President Olusegun Obasanjo to honour Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, he refused saying he knew the winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election more than me and that I should mind my own business.

“You see, in 1985, it was alleged that Abiola was one of those who sponsored the military coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida that ousted the then General Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Now look at God. It is now this Buhari, who is the current President of Nigeria that God used to honour MKO Abiola. He was given highest award in the land, his June 12 is now the recognized democracy day”.

The above submissions were made on Tuesday by popular human rights activist, Comrade Moshood Erubami in Ibadan while featuring on Parrot Xtra Hour on Radio anchored by Olayinka Agboola and broadcast live on Space 90.1fm.

The founder of Voters’ Assembly also spoke further on the issue of recognition for MKO Abiola saying “However, MKO’s kinsman, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had the opportunity of honouring his brother. He did not. As a matter of fact, I can say here that I was with him when he was the President. I had the opportunity of discussing the issue of honour for MKO with him in 2002. He said it was not my business adding that I should not pretend to know MKO more than him.We also discussed the issue of the refineries. He told me to stay on my lane saying that he knew more about the refineries than somebody like me. He reminded me that he was the one who constructed the first, second and third refineries in Nigeria.

“Now, see the issue of the refineries, it has not been settled. They are still not functioning till today. See, when I discussed all these with OBJ, I was not alone. Chief Yekini Adeojo was also with us at the meeting. He is healthy and alive today. He can confirm”

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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