Posted on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 05:05 PM

Putting a crown on a masterstroke, President Muhammadu Buhari has tendered an unreserved apology on behalf of the Nigerian people and Government to the family of the Late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola and other key actors of the June twelve struggle. 

President Buhari who spoke at the investiture ceremony conferring special  National honours on the late MKO Abiola,his running mate Babagana Kingibe and the late Gani Fawehinmi, 

He said the awards were not aimed at opening old wounds but were an attempt by government to right the wrongs of the past

The President who invited Nigerians from all ethnic divides to accept the awards in good faith stressed that citizens would no longer tolerate such perversion of justice as represented by the annulment of the Presidential elections in nineteen ninety three

There have been insinuations by some persons that the honoured persons would have rejected the awards if they had been alive 

But their families feel differently with son of late human rights lawyer Gani Fawehinmi, Mohammed  describing President Buhari as the most sensible and sensitive leader since the events in 1993

Hafsat Abiola Costello who was given leave to speak for the family by her brother Kola Abiola accepted the President's apology and tendered one in return for any hurt that might have been caused to President Buhari by her father

The Late MKO Abiola had been conferered with the highest Natonal honour of Grand Commander of Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR)

MKO's running mate in the June 12, I993 election Babagana Kingibe was conferred with the award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

Famous human rights lawyer and social Critic, Gani Fawehinmi got the award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger GCON investiture.  

Photo Credit:  TheNiche

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