Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, said that the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief MKO Abiola,sacrificed a lot to the development of the country. Obasanjo made the remark while speaking as Eminent Guest of Honour at the Fourth Founder’s Day Celebration and 85th Birthday Anniversary of the Founder/Patron of the Nobel House College, Chief Olatunde Abudu, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The former president acknowledged the contribution of the late business mogul to the development of Nigeria in all areas of human endeavour.
Obasanjo – who re-echoed what was earlier said about Abiola by the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba (Dr) Adedotun Gbadebo, that Ogun State and indeed Egbaland would have produced three presidents – attributed the failure to achieve this to “bad belle”. This remark comes few days to the 15th anniversary of the annulled election adjudged to be the freest election in the country
“Indeed, Abiola contributed to the development of this country. He sacrificed everything for the development of this country”, OBJ added.
Also speaking, the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, stressed the essence of developing the education sector by all stakeholders, maintaining that Government would always be ready to provide the enabling environment for its growth.