Nigerians Express Gratitude As Gov. Ambode Unveil Giant Statue of Abiola in Lagos

Nigerians Express Gratitude As Gov. Ambode Unveil Giant Statue of Abiola in Lagos
Nigerians Express Gratitude As Gov. Ambode Unveil Giant Statue of Abiola in Lagos

Nigerians Express Gratitude As Gov. Ambode Unveil Giant Statue of Abiola in Lagos

To mark this year’s Democracy day, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Tuesday, unveiled a 46-feet statue of the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO).

The unveiling came on the same day the late Abiola was being conferred with the highest honour in the land, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) at a ceremony in Aso Rock, Abuja.

Speaking at the ceremony at the MKO Abiola Garden in Alapere, Ketu, Governor Ambode, said it the late politician deserves the best from the State as Lagos was his success story.

“We are very happy to gather here today at the MKO Abiola garden to unveil this statue, a monument that will forever crystallize his legacy, serves as a reminder to the greatness that Chief Abiola represents in our socio-political landscape,”the governor said.

Gov. Ambode described MKO Abiola as a man who transcended race, tribe and religion, adding that the late philanthropist appealed to all Nigerians who voted massively for him during the 1993 Presidential election.

“Sadly, he lost his life trying to secure his mandate. Even though he was from another State, Lagos was his home. And we recognize his contribution to our State and our democracy.”

Abiola’s son, Abdul Mumuni Abiola thanked Governor Ambode and the Lagos State Government for the honour done the Abiola family, saying the statue was indeed befitting to honour his late father.

And many Nigerians took to social media to express gratitude and optimism for the country’s democracy over the statue.

 

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