Tuesday 12 June 2012

June 12: 19 years after M.K.O Abiola won the freest and fairest election in Nigeria !

On June 12, 1993, the Late M.K.O Abiola won the freest and fairest election in the history of Nigeria but it was annulled by the ‘Maradona’ himself, IBB. 19 years later, the Nigerian political system and government seems to be heading to the abyss.  Recently, President GEJ renamed the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to Moshood Abiola University (MAU) in honour of the late Abiola. Hmmm…maybe I should rename Connoisseur.com to The Moshood Abiola blog or www.mkoabiola.com to honour him too (or how una see am?).

On a more serious note, this man deserves to be honoured the right way. He was the Pillar of Sports in Africa. The magnificent Abuja National Stadium could be named after him; every June 12 should be made a public holiday or the country’s democracy which is 29 May should be shifted to June 12. (My own opinion).

R. I. P M.KO Abiola. You are dead but your legacies live on.

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