President Buhari Renames Abuja National Stadium After MKO Abiola

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To immortalise the late politician, MKO Abiola, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed National Stadium Abuja after him.

Buhari made this pronouncement during his speech at the Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

June 12 was signed into law on Monday as Democracy Day as a mark of honour to Mr Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election.

It is yet to be seen whether there will be a proclamation or legislation that will recognise the politician as a former President, following the declaration by the federal government that he won the 1993 presidential election.

June 12 was on Monday officially declared as Democracy Day as a mark of honour to Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election.

His son, Abdulmumin Abiola, and many Nigerians have urged Buhari to recognise Abiola as a former President and accord him all state benefits.

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