‘Obasanjo was not elected as President in 1999, he was appointed’ -MKO Abiola’s daughter

Following the move by the Nigerian Government to honor late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential election, Tundun Abiola, one of the daughters of late politician who was a guest on Rubbing minds, dropped a mind boggling ‘revelation’ about former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the show.

'Obasanjo was not elected as President in 1999, he was appointed' -MKO Abiola's daughter lailasnews

Tundun who was on the show yesterday, discussed the recent honor done on her Father’s memory by President Buhari with the show’s host, Ebuka Uchendu. Tundun who criticised former president Olusegun Obasanjo for failing to recognise her father,  who according to her was elected unlike him that was appointed.

Tundun who is a lawyer, believes that the former president was appointed by the then military regime to compensate the people of the South-West region for the death of her father – the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

”Obasanjo was appointed the president, he was not elected president. We did not have any election in 1999, we had a coronation. When you know you were not elected, you know you were selected and just appointed president by the military, it is galling for him to have acknowledged a democratic process. President Obasanjo and my father had a relationship then; so what happened in their lifetime continued even after my father was dead. He cannot bear the idea of Moshood Abiola – so he did not do it,” she claimed

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This is coming after former American Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Walter Carrington (OFR), urged President Muhammadu Buhari to add the name of the adjudged winner of the annulled 1993 Presidential elections, Chief Moshood Abiola, to the list of Nigeria’s Heads of State.

Carrington said this in a statement congratulating Nigerians on the recognition of June 12 as the Democracy Day.

He said, “I wish we could be with you on this first national acknowledgement of June 12 as Democracy Day.  Its future celebrations will remind generations of Nigerians yet unborn of the sacrifices their ancestors made.

“The names of M.K.O. and his beloved Kudirat and all who joined them in martyrdom will be forever remembered along with those of their countrymen and women who lived to carry on the struggle that led to the restoration of civilian rule.

“From this day onward, any listing of Nigeria’s Heads of State must include the name of Moshood Abiola, because on June 12, 1993, he clearly and decisively won what was then universally hailed as the freest and fairest election in the country’s history.

“I am heartened that, at long last, Nigeria, in the stirring words of its national anthem, honours the labours of these heroes past and recognise that they have not been in vain.”


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