Mubashiru Abiola, the younger brother of Moshood Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, is dead. He was 74 years old.
Family sources said Mr. Abiola died on Friday at his home in Gaa Sabo area of Abeokuta after a protracted illness. He was buried Saturday.
At the burial ceremony at his residence, family members and sympathizers were seen weeping over their loss.
In his sermon, the chief imam of Gbagura, Kamaldeen Abdul Azeez Balogun, said death was inevitable for all mortals, and people to live as if they would die the next day.
“Death is inevitable for all souls, whether you are rich or poor you must die one day and leave all those earthly things for others who will also die later,” he said.
Among those who attended the event are a former minister for Mines and Steel Development, Sarafa Isola; the General Manager, Ogun State Television, Ayinde Soaga; his elder brother, Yaya Soaga; Ta member of the House of Representatives, Mikahil Kazzim.
Doyin Abiola, the wife of the senior Abiola, Lola Abiola-Edewor; Lekan Abiola and others, also attended.