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Fani-Kayode Says Buhari Is Kind For Naming National Stadium After MKO Abiola

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is kind for having the heart to rename the Abuja National Stadium after late MKO Abiola who was acclaimed to have won the June 12, 1993 Presidential election but was annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Earlier today, President Buhari has announced the renaming of Abuja national stadium as MKO Abiola stadium, saying that the late politician was reputed to have given immense support to the development of sports in Nigeria and Africa, and was named and honoured as Pillar of Sports in Africa for his contribution.

Late Abiola, the President recalled, formed Abiola Babes Football Club, which was based in Abeokuta and was one of the big teams that dominated soccer in the country between 1982 and 2001 when it was disbanded.

“As we all know, correcting injustice is a pre-requisite for peace and unity.

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“As part of the process of healing and reconciliation, I approved the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day and invested late Chief M.K.O. Abiola and Babagana Kingibe with National Honours as I did with late Gani Fawehinmi.

“The purpose was to partially atone for the previous damage done in annulling the Presidential election of that year.

“Today, I propose the re-naming of the Abuja National Stadium. Henceforth it will be called Moshood Abiola National Stadium.”