A daughter of the late Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief MKO Abiola, Barrister Tundun Abiola, has given reason why former President Olusegun Obasanjo hates her father even long after he was dead.
She said:“Obasanjo and my father had a relationship then; so what happened in their lifetime continued even after my father was dead. He cannot bear the idea of Moshood Abiola, so he did not do it.”
Tundun, who is a lawyer, was, in an interview on Rubin Minds on Channels Television, reacting to the declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day and the posthumous award of GCFR conferred late MKO Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The late politician’s daughter said that she was not surprised that Obasanjo did not recognize her late father for his contributions to the nation’s development, saying: “when you know you were not elected, you know you were selected and just appointed president by the military, it is galling for him to have acknowledged a democratic process.
“Obasanjo was appointed the President; he was not elected President. We did not have any election in 1999, we had a coronation.”
She emphasized that Obasanjo was appointed by the then military regime to compensate the people of the South-West region for the death of her father – the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.