- The family of MKO Abiola has expressed dissatisfaction over how it has been treated by the federal government
- According to the family of the late politician who won the June 12 election 28 years ago, the government is yet to fulfill its promise
- However, Rahaman Abiola, the family’s spokesman, commended President Buhari for conferring on Abiola the posthumous Grand Commander of the Federal Republic award
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Ogun – Members of MKO Abiola’s family have said that they feel abandoned by the federal government.
Speaking at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state on Saturday, Abiola claimed that so far, the family is yet to gain anything from the leadership.
He said this when a delegation of the state government led by the deputy governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, paid the family a courtesy visit.
However, the family’s representative praised the president for honouring the late politician with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic award, Daily Trust also reported.
“We are happy indeed that President Muhammadu Buhari deemed it fit to honour Abiola by giving him the GCFR and made June 12 official Democracy Day. Kudos to that. So far so good, we have not benefitted anything from the federal government.”
He also hailed the state government for never failing to come around to mark the memorable day with the family.
“Ogun state government will always come with all the machinery to mark the day. Our breadwinner has gone. We have not seen promises from the FG yet.
“On June 12, the state government is trying its best. I give kudos to them on June 12. Governor comes here always to pay solitary to the house and empower us to make sure June 12 is celebrated all the time.”
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