Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dscribed the Presidential action on Mr MKO Abiola and the receognition of June 12 as Democracy Day as smacking of hypocrisy and political desperation.
It said Mr Buhari’s action merely sought to use the name and person of Abiola to gain a political capital and not out of genuine reverence and recognition for him.
PDP spokesman, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said Buhari, who was serving in the military administration of General Sani Abacha during the travails of Abiola, did not associate either by words or actions with the presumed winner of June 12 election.
Ologbondiyan said history did not record Buhari as sympathetic to Abiola’s family when his wife, Kudirat, was gruesomely murdered by the agents of Abacha government.
He said, “It is, therefore, a sign of political desperation for Buhari to seek to use Abiola’s name as a tool to sway Nigerians in less than 9 months to an election where he, (Buhari) is seeking a second term.