- The son of Chief Moshood Abiola, Abdulmumuni Abiola, said he would support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid,
- Abdulmumuni Abiola speaking to journalists also said the time is not right for a youth to be Nigeria’s president
- President Buhari after 25 years honoured MKO Abiola the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election posthumously
The son of late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), Abdulmumuni Abiola, has said he would support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid, because he honoured his late father.
MKO, who is the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, was honoured posthumously by President Buhari, 25 years after the election was annulled.
NAIJ.com gathered that Abiola, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara state on Saturday, September 15, also said Nigeria is not ripe for a younger president.
Abiola said though he was hopeful that a youth could become president someday, it was imperative to give President Muhammadu Buhari a second chance.
He said: “I do believe that there shall be a time, just like in Canada and France, when we have somebody that is around 30 in power. I don’t just think that time is right.
I think there is a reason why Buhari is there and I would want us to be patient to see him through. We should give him another four years and he will hand over power to the youth.
“I do not have anybody else to campaign for. Somebody after 20 years honoured my father, and did what other people refused to do. So, I am supporting Buhari for a second term."
NAIJ.com previously reported that former Senate president, Senator Adolphus Wabara, said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation for confering a national honour on the late Chief MKO Abiola.
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Wabara, who is also the acting secretary of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Buhari’s decision came as a surprise to many Nigerians.
“First and foremost, We have to commend him for doing this. It is a decision well taken. The nation owes a lot to MKO Abiola.” Waraba said.
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