June 12: Nigerian govt yet to fulfil promises – Abiola’s family


Family of the late Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential election, has claimed the Federal Government is yet to fulfill promises made to the family.

The family’s secretary, Rahaman Abiola, revealed this while speaking with journalists when a delegation of the Ogun State government, led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, visited their family house to celebrate the June 12 democracy day.

President Muhammadu Buhari had moved Nigeria’s democracy day celebration from May 29 to June 12 to honour the late Abiola.

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Abiola, who is the spokesperson for the family, declared that since the declaration by Buhari, the family is yet to benefit anything from the Federal Government.

He said, “We are happy indeed that President Muhammadu Buhari deemed it fit to honour Abiola by giving him the GCFR and made June 12 official Democracy Day. Kudos to that.

“So far so good, we have not benefitted anything from the Federal Government.

“Ogun State Government right from Chief Olusegun Osoba to Governor Gbenga Daniel, to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and now to Governor Dapo Abiodun, they always honour MKO Abiola every June 12.

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“Ogun State Government will always come with all the machinery to mark the day. Our breadwinner has gone. We have not seen promises from the FG yet.

“On June 12, the state government is trying its best. I give kudos to them on June 12. Governor comes here always to pay solitary to the house and empower us to make sure June 12 is celebrated all the time.”

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