President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO) as a bridge-builder who could’ve stopped the religious and tribal problems happening in Nigeria now if he was allowed to be President.
Abiola lost his position as the number one man in the country after General Sani Abacha forcefully took over power.
Buhari has spoken up on the tragic turn of events in Nigeria back then.
His words, “If MKO Abiola was allowed to rule, the religious and tribal issues now in Nigeria would not have been as strong, because he ran on a Muslim-Muslim ticket, chose his deputy from the Kanuri, a minority tribe and because of his personality, he went across Nigeria and was accepted.
“He used his resources and energy to convince Nigerians that all he wanted was a solid Nigeria and nothing else.”
Buhari also disclosed that he named the National Stadium, a national monument after Abiola because he is aware of the fact that the youths will strive to know whyand learn more about the man.
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