A group has urged Prof. Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana (SAN) among other Nigerians invited to the investiture of MKO Abiola as GCFR not to trust President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, suspects that the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by the President Buhari has a political undertone.
In a statement by its Convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, the group said, “How did President Buhari arrive at the decision to honour MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi and a deserter, Babagana Kingibe, who betrayed Abiola, together in a list of three, without in equal manner acknowledges the sacrifice of Alfred Rewane, Bagauda Kaltho, Kudirat Abiola, Abraham Adesanya and even the NADECO ship that paddled the struggle?”
It said Fawehinmi would have rejected the GCON award if he was alive.
It said, “And were he alive today, there was no way a Gani Fawehinmi would have accepted such a deceptive award when Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls are still in captivity and the ethnic cleansing in the Middle Belt continues unabated.”