MKO Abiola Stadium: ‘We Won’t Forget This Act Of Kindness And Compassion’ — FFK Praises Buhari

On June 12, 2019 1 Comment

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the Abuja National Stadium to ‘MKO Abiola Stadium’.

ORIENTAL TIMES had reported that Buhari renamed Abuja National Stadium as MKO Abiola Stadium during the Democracy Day celebration at Eagle Square on Wednesday

According to Buhari, Abiola gave immense support to the development of sports in Nigeria and Africa, and was named and honoured as Pillar of Sports in Africa for his contribution.

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He formed Abiola Babes Football Club, which was based in Abeokuta and was one of the big teams that dominated soccer in the country between 1982 and 2001 when it was disbanded.

He was quoted as saying, “As we all know, correcting injustice is a pre-requisite for peace and unity.

“As part of the process of healing and reconciliation, I approved the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day and invested late Chief M.K.O. Abiola and Babagana Kingibe with National Honours as I did with late Gani Fawehinmi.

“The purpose was to partially atone for the previous damage done in annulling the Presidential election of that year.

“Today, I propose the re-naming of the Abuja National Stadium. Henceforth it will be called Moshood Abiola National Stadium,’’

Reacting, Fani- Kayode on his Twitter page commended Buhari for being generous.

He said, “The proposal by @MBuhari to name the National Stadium in Abuja after Chief MKO Abiola is commendable and generous.

“Those of us from the SW and indeed all June 12th and NADECO fighters and veterans from all over the country shall never forget this act of kindness and compassion.”

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  1. PATRICK AGBOBU says:

    MKO ABIOLA MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE BUT HE WAS A TRAITOR TO THE YORUBA PEOPLE AND CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO IN PARTICULAR.. MKO MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR CHIEF AWOLOWO TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA AS THE ELECTION THAT PRODUCED SHAGARI THEN WAS VERY INCONCLUSIVE. OBSANJO WITH THE HELP OF MKO REFUSED TO ASK FOR PARLIAMENT TO DECIDE WHO THE PRESIDENT WILL BE AS SHAGARI DID NOT SATISFY THE CONDITIONS SET BY THE CONSTITUTION IN THE ELECTION. MKO SAID THAT IT WILL BE OVER HIS DEAD BODY THAT CHIEF AWOLOWO WILL BE THE PRESINENT OF NIGERIA. THEN MKO WAS A STOOGE OF THE NORTH. MKO WAS VERY CLOSE TO BABANGIDA AND HE BENEFITED A LOT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF BABANGIDA, MKO AND BABAANGIDA ARE ONE OF A KIND. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO BACK AND SEE THE CONTRACTS AND VERY BIG DEALS MKO HANDLED UNDER THE BABANGIDA ADMINISTRATION AND THE MONEY THAT ADMINISTRATION PAID TO MKO. BOTH MKO AND BABANDIDA PLANNED THE JUNE 12 AND WANTED IT TO FAIL. THEIR AIM IS TO ALLOW BABANGIDA TO CONTINUE WITH THE MILITARY RULE OF BABANGIDA.. WHEN THAT FAILED BABANGIDA THEN MOVED TO THE ABACHA OPTION BUT THAT ALSO FAILED BECAUSE ABACHA REFUSED TO BE USED AFTER THE NNPC AND CRUDE OIL EPISODE.. IF BABANGIDA WANTS FORGIVENESS FROM NIGERIANS , THIS IS THE TIME FOR BABANGIDA TO SPEAK UP AS TIME IS NO LONGER ON HIS SIDE. WE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR A VERY CHEAP RIDE FOR A VERY LONG TIME BABANGIDA SHOULD ALSO SPEAK UP ON THE UMARU DIKKO ISSUE. BABANGIDA PLEASE CLEAR THE AIR!.

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