ABEOKUTA- Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, says late MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, is ‘icon of Nigeria’s Democracy, and his legacy lives on.’
Abiodun stated this on Monday at a prayer session held at the MKO Abiola family House, Gbagura area of Abeokuta.
The governor noted that 30 years after the June 12 election, it was important to continue to reiterate the role played by the late Abiola in fighting for democracy.
Abiodun, represented by his Deputy, Mrs Noimot Salako -Oyedele, added that Abiola lived a good life worthy of emulation.
” He lived a good life we should learn from. We should learn from his good deeds. He always followed the tenets of God in all his activities,” he said.
The governor used the opportunity to call on Nigerians to continue to pray and support the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
He added that petrol subsidy removal was in the best interest of the country.
Abiodun stated that Tinubu was ready to develop the country, provide infrastructure, health care, education, saying that all these would make Nigeria a better country.
Responding, Ameen Abiola, One of Abiola’s son, expressed gratitude to the state government and the people for still remembering his father even after he had gone.
He noted that his father remained someone to be emulated, saying his legacy must not be allowed to fade away.
Abiola’s son, however, expressed optimism that he believed President Tinubu would bring to reality, the vision of his late father.(NAN)