‘Hope 93’ campaign chieftain urges Buhari to put Abiola’s portrait on Nigeria currency

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan

A chieftain of Hope ’93 MKO Abiola Campaign Organisation, Mr Obafemi Oredein, on Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure a denomination of Naira carries the portrait of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Mr MKO Abiola.

Oredein, who was the Director of Information of the campaign organisation, in a statement in Ibadan, lauded Mr Buhari for officially acknowledging that Abiola won June 12, 1993 presidential election and posthumously conferring him with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).

The former Editor of Sunday Sketch, said although it took 25 years after Abiola won the election for the national recognition to come, it was better late than never.

He said, “Buhari should ensure that a denomination the naira, bears the portrait of Abiola in addition to the posthumous award of the nation`s highest honour, GCFR.

“Abiola deserves both in recognition of the supreme sacrifice he paid for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.

“I also praise Buhari for his courageous action on the June 12 election and his government`s decision to erase the grave injustice done to Abiola, his running mate, Mr Baba Gana Kingibe and all Nigerians who voted for them."


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