Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, has called on the Federal Government to reopen investigation into the death of the businessman and politician, Moshood Abiola.
The group was reacting to President Muhmmadu Buhari’s directive that the murder of former attorney general, Bola Ige and Rivers State politician, Aminasoari Dikibo, be re-investigated.
Afenifere, at its meeting in Akure on Wednesday, commended the Federal government for reopening the political murder cases.
“We welcome the gesture by FG under President Muhammadu Buhari to reopen investigation of killings that were not resolved in the past including that of our late deputy leader, Chief Bola Ige and Dikibo,” said Yinka Odumakin, the group’s spokesman.
“This shows that at least we are still in a society that lays some premium on human lives.
“We want the perpetrators to be brought to book and punished so that … there will be deterrence to other crimes.
“We are also asking that the investigations should be holistic, it should not just be about two people; it must also be extended to the killers of MKO Abiola, Kudirat Abiola, Rewane, Funsho Williams, Marshall Harry and other high profile political murders that took place from the days of Abacha until recent times so that they can put a closure on these murders. ”
Mr. Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, died in prison on July 7, 1998 under questionable circumstances.
His wife, Kudirat, was earlier murdered in June 1996 as she mounted pressure on the government in the effort to ensure her husband regained his presidential mandate.