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Buhari honours Moshood Abiola, others

By News Desk

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday gave national honours to MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.

Abiola was bestowed with a posthumouse award of Grand Commander of Federal Republic.

Ambassador Babagana Kinginbe, who was Abiola’s running mate was also decorated with Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.

Similarly, human rights lawyer, late Gani Fawehimi got GCON.

The conferment of the honour on the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola comes 25 years after the election, which is recognised as the freest in the country’s history.

It comes almost 20 years after Abiola died in detention after being jailed by military dictator General Sani Abacha for trying to claim his mandate.

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