Abiola’s Family Tells Jonathan To Declare Abiola Ex-President

Family of the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Abiola, yesterday, urged the federal government to declare him an ex- president of Nigeria.

Head of  Abiola family and a  younger  brother   to the late politician, Alhaji Mubashiru Abiola,  stated this  at their family house in Abeokuta  when some officials of   Ogun  State Government led by Governor Ibikunle Amosun and a  campaign train of civil society groups visited them  as part of activities marking the 19th anniversary of the annulment of the election.
He  said: “The renaming of   University of Lagos after  MKO  is  not enough as a winner of the  election, he  deserves more than that considering his contribution  for the democracy to thrive in Nigeria.
“The family members have been living in penury since the demise of our  bread winner, the Federal Government has never extended  any hand of assistance to  us  since then except the Ogun state Government”.
Addressing the family members of the late politician, Governor Ibikunle Amosun said Abiola was the man who represented all that is being enjoyed today as democracy, stressing that Abiola laid down his life for peace and tranquility in Nigeria.
Also, the National President of the Campaign for Democracy, Mrs. Joe Okei-Odumakin,  has advocated a  post-humous declaration of  Abiola as an ex-president of Nigeria.


  1. why will people continue to shout over spilled milk,Abiola never swear to oat of office,i see no reason learneds who are suppose to know the write things to say should say GEJ should declare him ex-president.Nigerian politicians and the so-call civil soceity group should not continue to salvage the life of the masses on the platform of politics and political blasphemy.

  2. Pple hav serious problem.imagine fighting for a dead man to be called a prezidnt!come to tink of it,had he been sworn in officialy?mr prez,u just dey fall my hand,but am seeing beyond d physical,I wnt to believe u are under pressure dats y u dnt tink of wot to do rada than to take care of more seriouse issues eg; boko haram.

  3. Why shld MKO be declared ex-president when he was not sworn to office of d president.even naming him after university of lagos is wrong because he has been named after polytechnique in ogun and other things he has been named after.enough of renaming abiola after anything or to declare him ex-president.federal government can help the family financially.