Oyo Gov't Unveils Majestic Statue of Late MKO Abiola, Describes Him as Nigerias Icon of Democracy
As part of celebrations honouring the late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, MKO, who was a champion of democracy in Nigeria, the Oyo State government has unveiled one of the largest statues in his honour.
The Deputy Governor, Bayo Lawal, expressed optimism that the monument will permanently crystalise what Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), Nigerias icon of democracy and the man who was declared the winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election, stood for.
Dept. Gov. Lawal, who spoke on Wednesday at the MKO Abiola Garden in Ringroad, Ibadan, acknowledged the good gesture of His Excellency, Seyi Makinde, in erecting the statue of the late statesman who during his time fought for democracy.
He said the struggle he put in place to ensure the democracy, which everyone is enjoying today is laudable and well-recognised by the Oyo State government, adding that he deserves the best from the nation.
Dept. Gov. Lawal further emphasised that it was customary for the state government to honour and remember individuals who made significant contributions to the greatness of the country.
According to him, the histories of Oyo State and MKO Abiola are intertwined because it is impossible to discuss democracy in Nigeria without mentioning Abiola.