Late MKO Abiola

By Oladipupo Mojeed

The Ogun State Government has disclosed that it will continue to liaise with relevant authorities to ensure that the late acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, is immortalised by the Federal Government.

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The Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, gave the assurance at a meeting with the representatives of the Abiola family in his office in Abeokuta, on Thursday

“Abiola deserves the honour and recognition because he paid the supreme price for the emergence of democratic rule in the country,” he said,

He said apart from monuments, including the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, and the state polytechnic named after the late business mogul, the government believed that the late politician deserved more honours from the Federal Government.

MKO’s contribution

The SSG also stated that Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s administration had consistently celebrated the June 12 anniversary in appreciation of the legendary contributions of Abiola to democratic development in the country., adding that government would continue to accord his family due recognition.

He added that government would continue to accord his family due recognition.

“Since we came on board, every June 12, we do have a formal interaction with the family of Chief MKO Abiola. This is an exercise by the state government to sustain people’s awareness and keep the memory of the late sage alive.”