Politics MKO Abiola Brought Lasting Democracy to Nigeria- Bolodeoku



A former lawmaker, Mr Kele Bolodeoku, on Monday described the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, as the vehicle that brought enduring democracy to the country.

Bolodeoku, a former member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure.

The former lawmaker called on the Federal Government to ensure that Abiola was celebrated by all, adding that the elite who were responsible for Abiola’s travails had refused to accord him deserved recognition.

Bolodeoku, who said Abiola’s contribution to the nation’s political growth had remained enduring, called for true and genuine reconciliation.

He also said the on-going national conference would address certain salient political and economic issues.

The former lawmaker, however, called on the Federal Government to tackle corruption, saying `` we have to tackle the issue of corruption if we are to move forward as a nation.’’