Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has said that MKO Abiola, who reportedly won the June 12, 1993 presidential election, is the most acceptable democrat in Nigeria.
The governor said this while distributing empowerment items to youths and women under the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme (KEEP) in Gamawa LGA of the state.
Bala also noted that during his lifetime, Abiola empowered several people without consideration of race, religion or language.
“Our launching of this empowerment programme today is historic and passionate; we remember today is democracy day and we decided to do it on this day.
“This is because Chief Moshood Abiola, who we are celebrating, empowered several people.
“He did that across board without considering the religion, language and origin of those that benefited from the gestures.
“Abiola will remain in our memory as the most acceptable democrat or politician in Nigeria.
“We all voted for him and that is why myself, my deputy and the government decided honour to him this day by coming to Gamawa and Zaki to empower the people.”
Source: Linda Ikeji
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