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Fayose: It Is A Shame On Obasanjo That Buhari Honoured Abiola

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A former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for deciding to honour the acclaimed winner of the June 12th 1993 Presidential election, MKO Abiola.

A former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for deciding to honour the acclaimed winner of the June 12th 1993 Presidential election, MKO Abiola.

Rresident Muhammadu Buhari had since last year set out modalities aimed at recognising the Ogun State born politicia.

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First, Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day and also conferred a post-humous award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on Abiola.

The president went further to apologise to his family, on behalf of the federal government, for his death in the struggle to reclaim his mandate.

It would be recalled that the military regime of Ibrahim Babaginda had annulled the 1993 election adjudged as the freest and fairest in the nation’s history.

On Wednesday, the president also named the Abuja national stadium after Abiola.

But in his reaction, Fayose, a known critic of Buhari, took to his Twitter account to knock Obasanjo and hail the president.

“Honouring MKO Abiola by Buhari is to Obasanjo’s shame. It remains a sore-point of his political history that because of ego, Obasanjo, who’s the greatest beneficiary of the June 12, 1993 struggle failed to honour his kinsman, MKO Abiola. So, I commend President Buhari,” he tweeted.

It is however, pertinent to note that Fayose and Obasanjo are not the best of friends either, both personalities fell out when the latter was president(1999-2007) and the former was at helms of affair in Ekiti during his first stint as governor.

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