June 12: Amosun leads ‘walk’ for MKO Abiola

June 12: Amosun leads ‘walk’ for MKO Abiola

Sunday, June 12, 2016 7:57 am


Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State this morning led dignitaries and the people of the State for the commemorative walk to mark the 23rd anniversary of June 12, the acclaimed real democracy day in Nigeria.

The walk commenced at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta and will terminate at the Oja- Agbo,Gbagura, Abeokuta, the .ancestral home of the late business mogul,Late Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola.

Our correspondent, who moved round the town early this morning reported that all was set for the walk.

A tent has been erected at the Abiola family house,where special prayers will be observed for the acclaimed winner of the Presidential election of June 12,1993, Chief M.K.O. Abiola,his late wives,Simbiat and Kudirat Abiola and other departed souls.

MKO Abiola's family home in Abeokuta

MKO Abiola’s family home in Abeokuta

Deputy governor, Yetunde Onanuga , in purple T-Shirt, and other government officials at the Abiola home in Abeokuta for prayers

Deputy governor, Yetunde Onanuga , in purple T-Shirt, and other government officials at the Abiola home in Abeokuta for prayers

In a statement issued on Saturday and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG,Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, Civil servants,political appointees, human rights groups, Students,artisans, market men and women are enjoined to join in the walk.

Motorists have been advised to drive with caution.

Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola died in incarceration while demanding the de-annulment of June 12 Presidential election, adjudged the best,freest,fairest election so far in the history of the country.

The then Head of state,Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida annulled the election and the aftermath was the arrest and incarceration of Abiola by the Sani Abacha administration.

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