“For me and members of my family, the declaration of June 12 is justice for my late father” – MKO Abiola’s daughter

Eldest daughter of Late Bashorun MKO Abiola, Mrs Lola Abiola-Edewor, on Saturday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day, saying it is justice to her father.

Omolola Abiola-Edewor Edewor gave the commendation at the Fidau prayer commemorating 20 years of the death of her father who died in detention on July 7,1998.

She said: “For me and members of my family,the declaration of June 12 is justice for my late father.

“My father was cheated and maltreated and even paid the supreme prize just because of the mandate given to him by Nigerians on June 12,1993.

“Despite all, previous governments had refused to recognise his sacrifice for democracy with non-recognition.

“We are happy God has finally used this government to honour my father not only with the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day but also the conferment of a post-humous national award on him.

“For us,this justice done is next to waking our father from his grave. We are so grateful; it is now that our father is really resting in peace.”


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