FEDERAL GOVERNMENT`S RECOGNITION OF CHIEF M.K.O. ABIOLA AS WINNER OF JUNE 12, 1993 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION & AWARD OF NATIONAL HONOURS
Though it has taken 25 years to recognise Chief M.K.O. Abiola as winner of the historic presidential election of June 12, 1993, it is better late than never. I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for officially acknowledging that Chief Abiola won the election.
President Buhari should ensure that a denomination of the national currency, the naira, bears the portrait of Chief Abiola in addition to the posthumous award of the nation`s highest honour, the GCFR. Chief Abiola deserves both in recognition of the supreme sacrifice he paid for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.
I also praise President Buhari for his courageous action on the June 12 election and his government`s decision to erase the grave injustice done to Chief Abiola, his running mate Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and all Nigerians who voted for them.
Obafemi Oredein (Mr.)
Former Director of Information, Hope `93 M.K.O. Abiola Campaign Organisation, Lagos