Bashorun (Dr.) Dele Momodu an international business man of repute, politician and author is one of the eloquent personalities who dotted the space of the JUNE 12, 1993 election struggle, won by late business mogul, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR). Apart from being an adopted son of the late symbol of democracy, Dele Momodu worked as a Media Strategist for the JUNE 12 Family. He was persecuted and almost assassinated by Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha’s military juntas. He later went into exile under some terrible circumstances.
In exile, he started his globally renowned OVATION International Magazine as well as working in tandem with some NADECO chieftains (Anti-Military Democratic Forces) to see to the enthronement of Chief MKO Abiola’s mandate. In this exclusive interview with Asabe Afrika TV team inside one of his libraries in the heart of Lagos, Chief Momodu told his own story of JUNE 12 in full details. He shared with us some never-heard-before tales about the struggle. Chief Momodu also reacted to the recent national recognition of Chief MKO Abiola as a former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari with attendant honor of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) title to him and GCON to his running mate, Baba Gana Kingibe.
June 12 is also acknowledged as the authentic DEMOCRACY DAY in Nigeria against MAY 29. Chief Momodu a 2011 Presidential candidate of National Conscience Party (NCP) a party founded by late legal luminary/human right lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (who was equally honored with GCON) said Mr. Buhari won a ‘heart-trick’ with that rare decision to honor MKO Abiola after 25 years of JUNE 12.
The OVATION International magazine publisher also shared what Gumsu Abacha one of the daughters of General Sani Abacha told him about MKO Abiola and June 12 during a recent chat.
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