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Abiola’s kinsmen knock Obasanjo

Posted by By MOSHOOD ADEBAYO, Abeokuta on 2007/12/04 | Views: 712 |

Abiola’s kinsmen knock Obasanjo


The kinsmen of the acclaimed winner of the historic June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Bashorun Moshood Abiola, in Gbagura section of Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday lamented the non-immortalization of their own, saying that posterity would not forgive President Olusegun Obasanjo.

• For not immortalising the late politician

The kinsmen of the acclaimed winner of the historic June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Bashorun Moshood Abiola, in Gbagura section of Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday lamented the non-immortalization of their own, saying that posterity would not forgive President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Addressing a press conference on the activities marking the 2nd Gbagura Day Celebration, which began on Monday, Chief Fatai Bodunrin said the Gbagura community, in the ancient town of the Egba, was disappointed in Obasanjo.

Abiola was an indigene of Gbagura section of Egbaland while Obasanjo hails from the Owu section. Other quarters in Egbaland are the Egba Alake and the Egba Oke-Ona.
According to Bodurin, who spoke on behalf of all Gbagura sons and daughters, the entire community had expected that Obasanjo should have immortalized his kisman in his eight years administration.

His words: ”We expected Obasanjo to have done more than what Senator Bola Tinubu has done in Lagos State for MKO Abiola, who contributed not only to his community, or the other sections of Egbaland, but also the whole entity called Nigeria . It was expected of him to have immortalized him.”
The former Chairman of Abeokuta North, who spoke in the presence of Mr. Kehinde Onasande, said: “It is a disappointment that the Federal Government has not immortalized him. Posterity will judge everybody. History will vindicate Abiola. His place in the history of the country cannot be erased.

“It is even more painful when one remembers that Obasanjo and Abiola attended the same school, that both of them were from Abeokuta and that they were also friends while Abiola was alive. They were not reported to be fighting. Why has he failed to immortalized Abiola.”

Bodunrin also said that whether the Federal Government immortalized Abiola or not, nobody would erase the contribution of the late politicians to the enthronement of democracy.
Also speaking, the chairman of the Gbagura Day celebration, Chief Abiodun Adeyi, urged all indigenes of Abeokuta to do things that would unite Egbaland and not ones that could dis-integrate it.

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