Dele Momodu Recount Horrible Experience Of June 12; Pays Tribute To Late MKO Abiola
Dele Momodu is a media executive who has grown to lofty heights as he had mixed with the high and mighty since the days of Nigeria's early democratic days. He owns magazine production outfit as well as a television station.
He was seen mingling with the All Progressives Congress party as they stormed their way to victory at the last presidential elections where President Muhammadu Buhari emerged victorious and he has declared his loyalty to Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the party's leader.
Today, being the memorable day for the purposed win of the 1993 elections by Late Moshood K.O Abiola, the media mogul has written an expose into the happenings that surrounding the annulment of the elections and the Gani Fawehinmi involvement.
He wrote, 'On June 12, 1993, Nigerians voted for unity and threw out ethnic chauvinism and religious fanaticism but our best election ever was aborted!
'Do you remember where you were on June 12, 1993? I was in Vienna, Austria at the Bruno Kreisky awards received by Chief Gani Fawehinmi. Chief MKO Abiola had sent me to represent him at the awards ceremony with a special goodwill letter sent to Chief Gani Fawehinmi.
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'By June 13, 1993, results from field officers indicated clearly that Chief Abiola was already coasting home to victory nationwide! By June 14, 1993, rumours developed wings and began to fly about the possible cancellation of the elections for reasons best known to government!
'Chief Fawehinmi joined me in London on June 14, and I told him of the rumours which he dismissed as satanic and virtually impossible! On June 16, Chief Fawehinmi and I boarded a British Airways flight from Gatwick and we heard the news that the June 12 poll has been suspended!
'On June 23 a new word was introduced by the Nigerian military government ANNULMENT and that was it!'
Paying his respect to the departed politician, Dele Momodu eulogised the man who has been described as the icon of democracy to have come out of the Nigeria's most free and fairest elections in history.
"Dearest mentor, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, the 14th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, we shall always remember your struggle Sir," he said.
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