MKO Abiola’s Daughter Makes Fresh Demand From Buhari
A daughter of the late Chief MKO Abiola, Mrs. Lola Abiola-Edewor, on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do his best to address security challenges in the country.
Abiola-Edewor, a former member of the House of Representatives, made the appeal during a ceremony to lay wreath at the tomb of her late father, at his house in Ikeja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony was part of the programme organised by a pro-democracy group, June 12 Movement, to commemorate the anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election.
Late MKO Abiola was the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, which was annulled by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida military regime.
Abiola-Edewor said the problem of insecurity in the country was becoming a big issue, which needed to be frontally tackled. She expressed the family’s gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the posthumous award given to her father, and for declaring June 12 as Democracy Day.
The late politician’s daughter said Buhari had demonstrated uncommon courage for taking the steps.