MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election who died while in the custody of the then-military government of Nigeria led by Sani Abacha has been immortalised by president Muhammadu Buhari.
To immortalise the late politician, MKO Abiola, Nigeria’s President Buhari has renamed National Stadium Abuja after him.
Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election was died while in the custody of the then-military government of Nigeria.
To date, the cause of his death has not been identified.
It is yet to be seen whether there will be a proclamation or legislation that will recognise the politician as a former President, following the declaration by the federal government that he won the 1993 presidential election.
His son, Abdulmumin Abiola, and many Nigerians have urged Buhari to recognise Abiola as a former President and accord him all state benefits.
Also June 12 has been approved as the democracy day henceforth.