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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Mọ̀SHOOD KÁṣÌMÁAWÒÓ ỌLÁWÁLÉ ÀBÍọ́LA - OGUN ỌDÚN (June 12, 1993)

 On the 12th of June 1993, Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola contested for the post of the Nigerian Presidency under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) which he won but his election was annulled and the count was given to someone else. 

This decision by the powerful ones in government led to an uproar in the cities especially in Lagos State, i can remember that rogues burning tires and causing mayhem snatched my mother's handbag.

Later, the news was everywhere that MKO has been arrested and detained in prison. 1998, five years after, we heard the sad news that our own Moshood Kasimawo Olawale gave up the ghost. 

It was believed that MKO was killed by the government, by those who forgot that one day they will also die. 

Abiola was one of the warriors who fought for democracy in Nigeria. 

May he rest in peace and may God guide, protect those alive.

Amen.