I Don’t Believe One Man Alone annulled June 12 Election - Momodu

Late Abiola
Celebrated Journalist, Dele Momodu has revealed that with the benefit of his relationship with the late Moshhod Abiola, he holds the opinion that the annulment of June 12, adjudged to be the freest and fairest in the nation so far, was not a decision that the then military president, General Ibrahim Babangida took alone.

Momodu who was one of his media campaigner revealed this at the commemoration of the celebration of the struggle of June 12, 1993 at the ultra modern office of Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON in Ikeja recently.

Referred to as his adopted son by the late Abiola who was the then Bashorun Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Momodu held the audience spell-bound by his in-depth encounter of the struggle. He narrated how he met Abiola and what he knew about the struggle as well as many chilling facts that left many wondering why he kept quiet this long.

He said: “Nigeria is a mafia country. Those in charge of this country are not up to 10. They cut across each political zones. They use ethnicity, religion to destabilize us. It is just their formula and it has been working. As we are speaking they are plotting. They don’t sleep. Infact, you may get a shocker in 2019.
Were you not surprised that the Nuhu Ribadu who is at the forefront of the fight against corruption had to go to Minna when he began to nurse the ambition of becoming president. Are you not surprised that General Buhari had to go to Minna when he too was vying for the presidency?

We did everything we could to discourage Abiola from running but he was deceived. He was a detribalized Nigerian. Loved by so many. He even defeated his opponent in his domain. This was a Muslim-Muslim ticket which nobody had issues with. Even when he escaped from detention, he was deceived to return and he never came out alive. As at when we were preparing a letter renouncing his mandate on his behalf so he could come out alive, he died that very early that same day by 4.am. We lost everything to the struggle. It was a surprise to hear that Abacha died. We never thought he could die.

Momodu made so many revelations that at the end of his speech, the audience stood in awe of the great sacrifice Chief MKO Abiola made for this country.
The Convener of the event Chief Tony Okoroji gave an award to one of Abiola’s sons, Ola and promised to always keep the dream alive every year.

The well attended occasion which was not devoid of entertainment had dignitaries which included Mayor Akinpelu, Sir Azuh Arinze, Tuface Idibia, King Wadada, Gov Ken Caleb Olumese, Bisi Olatilo, Kenny St. Brown, Chris Mba, Cally Ikpe, among many others.

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