2015: Late M.K.O Abiola's Wife Declares For Governorship
Mrs Modupe Onitiri-Abiola, one of the wives of late Chief MKO Abiola, on
Saturday declared that she would contest the 2015 governorship election in
the state on the ticket of ACCORD Party.
Onitiri-Abiola, wife of the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12,
1993, presidential election, made her intention public in a statement
issued by her in Lagos.
The aspirant said that she joined the party to assist in the eradication
“Since there is no Independent Candidacy in Nigerian Political System yet,
I needed to join a political party.
“During my search for the party to join, I found out that what we have on
ground is severe poverty.
“I saw that the people of Lagos are yet to truly receive the dividends of
democracy they deserve.
“I have seen the suffering of those caught in the grasp of poverty. I have
also seen the great potentials our state can achieve,” she said.
Onitiri-Abiola said if she became successful at the polls, poverty,
god-fatherism, money politics and corruption would be eliminated.
She said it was time for government at all levels to truly serve the
people's interest and raise their hopes and opportunities.
The aspirant said that she worked with her late husband in the struggle
for the actualisation of the June 12 elections annulled by the military
regime of former president Ibrahim Babangida in 1993.
She, however, said ACCORD party was the new way that would lead the people
to the promised land where true benefits of democracy would be received.
The aspirant urged the people to stand up and accept change, adding that
her party had their interests at heart.
Onitire-Abiola had in 2013 declared her intention to contest the 2015
governorship seat in the state, but did not mention the platform on which
she would contest. (NAN)
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