Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, says all her father ever wanted was to tell Nigerians how much he loved them.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday on behalf of the Abiola family after MKO was honoured with the GCFR title, Hafsat, whose mum Kudirat was assassinated in the post-June 12 struggle, lamented that Abiola never got the opportunity of saying it during his inaugural speech, as the election was invalidated.
“All MKO ever wanted to say to the Nigerian people, and all MO ever did say to the people of Nigeria, is ‘I love you, the people of Nigeria, I believe in you, the people of Nigeria,’” Hafsat said on Tuesday.
“But we know that he was never able to deliver that speech, but in many ways the events that transpired later revealed to Nigerians the eloquence in his heart, the fidelity of his commitment and even his own…
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