As the nation marks the 23rd anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the family of the presumed winner of that historic election, MKO Abiola, on Sunday, called on the federal government to declare him winner and pay presidential entitlements due to him.
Head of the Abiola family and younger brother to the late Abiola, Muritala Abiola, made the demand during a democracy walk organized by the Ogun state government in commemoration of the June 12 election.
The walk started from the 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta to the Oke Ido ancestral home of the Abiola family.
“First, we want the federal government to declare June 12 as democracy day. It should do even more than that,” he said.
“Ken Saro Wiwa died fighting over Ogoni oil spillage, the federal government is doing the cleaning up of the oil spillage in Ogoni land.”
“MKO was killed because of an election he won maybe it is you journalists or the Nigerian government calling him acclaimed winner.”
“He is not acclaimed winner, they should confirm him as slain president of Nigeria. MKO should be declared president. Although slain, all the entitlements belong to the family.”