Lagos PDP lauds MKO Abiola

The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday praised the late Moshood Abiola and described him as a politician that united the nation.

The party spoke ahead of the anniversary of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential elections which the late Mr. Abiola was widely acclaimed to have won.

Mr. Abiola died in prison on July 7, 1998.

In a statement in Lagos, the state PDP chairman, Tunji Shelle, said that the relevance of the June 12, 1993 election cannot be underestimated in the history of Nigeria.

“We cannot but remember the date in our history because the events therein facilitated the agitation that eventually ushered in the current democratic dispensation.

“More particularly because the acclaimed winner of the said presidential election, Chief M.K.O Abiola, exhibited non-violence throughout his quest to claim his mandate,” Mr. Shelle stated.

He commended the president Goodluck Jonathan for changing the name of the former University of Lagos (UNILAG) to Moshood Abiola University (MAU) in honour of the late politician.

According to him, no effort will be too much at immortalising the late politician.

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