June 12: Kola Canvasses GCFR Title For Late Abiola
THE first child of the late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola (MKO), Kola Abiola has called on Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to honour his father with the title of GCFR for paying the supreme price that gave the country the present democratic process.
It would be recalled MKO died in the struggle to claim his mandate after his acclaimed victory at the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election.
Speaking in Lagos on Friday night at a re-union party of former Concord Press Limited staff, Abiola said that with the honour, it would have been stated that his father, not only made the supreme sacrifice for the country to enjoy democratic governance, won the election that was annulled.
An elated Abiola paid glowing tributes to his father, describing him as a genius and a man with foresight. He revealed that the Concord Press would be back, though, in line with the current realities. He said that the online platform would be revived first and then later the hard copy would be made available in every part of the country.
In attendance at the forum were one of the wives of MKO, Dr Doyin Abiola and another son, Deji Abiola.
Some former staff of Concord Press, who were recently given political appointments were recognized and given awards.