Coalition of pro-democracy groups under the aegis of Coalition for a Better Nigeria, will pay a visit to the family of the acclaimed winner of the June 12,1993 presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola.
According to a statement made available to newsmen by the group’s National Coordinator, Com, Awa Bamiji, the visit was to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election.
He said the visit to Abiola’s family will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023 by 12pm. Awa added that there would be an event at MKO Abiola’s House, located at 45/46, MKO Abiola Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos State same day.
“Special Prayers for the family and all June 12 victims are to be offered by the following close associates of Late Chief MKO Abiola, GCFR.
“Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Chairman, Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Lagos State; Muslim Prayer
“Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu, Leader, Yoruba Unity Forum; Christian Prayer
“Araba Yemi Elebuibon, Agba Awo ti Ile Oduduwa; Traditional Prayer,” he said.
Awa further said that the Special Guests of Honour are members of the MKO Abiola family, while the Guests of Honour are the all notable June 12 victims.
“Royal father of the day is His Imperial Majesty, Oba Mahood Olalekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, Olubadan of Ibadan land.
“The leaders of thought expected at the event include Sen. Kashim Shettima, Sen. Godswill Akpabio;l, Senator Barau Jubrin, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Governor Uba Sani, Governor Dapo Abiodun, Governor Seyi Makinde, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Governor Biodun Oyebanji, Governor Ademola Adeleke, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Chief Frank Kokori, Prof Wole Soyinka, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Aremo Segun Osoba, General Alani Akinrinade (Rtd), Sen Abdullahi Adamu, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Mr Akinwumi Ambode, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor Simon Lalong, General Buba Marwa (Rtd), Sen Rashidi Ladoja, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Chief Iyiola Oladokun, Otunba Gani Adams, Otunba Dele Ajomale, Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi, Prof (Mrs) Bolanle Awe, Dr Kunle Olajide, Comrade Linus Okoroji, Barrister Femi Falana (SAN), Owelle Rochas Okorcha, Sen. Adams Oshiomhole, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, Sen. Yemi Adaramod, Barrister Festus Keyamo (SAN), Dr Rahamatu Tijjani Aliyu, Mrs Pauline Tallen, Oloye Lekan Alabi, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, Sen Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Sen Femi Ojudu, Chief Ayo Opadokun, Prof Isiaq Akintola, Mr Dele Alake, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, Dr Cole Omojola, Mrs Alao Aka-Bashorun, Ms Ransome-Kuti, Mrs Alfred Ilenre, Comrade (Mrs) Kehinde Ola-Oni, Chief (Mrs) Rita Lori Ogbebor, Hon Wale Oshun, Ambassador Sola Iji Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, Hon James Faleke, Hon Bayo Abraham Adesanya, Mr Tokunbo Ajasin, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, Arc. Muyiwa Ige Comrade Segun Mayegun, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, Engr (Mrs) Abimbola Akinajo, Dr Yemi Farounbi. Mr Kunle Ajibade, Mr Bayo Onanuga, Mr Odia Ofeimun, Otunba Jumoke Ogunkeyede (JMK) Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, Dr Amos Akingba, Prof Sabitu Olagoke (JP), Barrister Wahab Shittu, Alhaji Kunle Sanni Princess Bisi Sangodoyin, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Mrs Ayo Obe.
“Others are Comrade Mashood Erubami, Dr Tanko Yakassai, Chief (Mrs) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Sen Shehu Sani, Sen Anthony Adefuye, Sen Femi Okunrounmu, Sen Ganiyu Solomon, Sen Teslim Folarin, Sen Soji Akanbi, Comrade Femi Aborisade, HRM Eze Goodluck Obi, Dr Adewale Balogun, Dr Osagie Obayuwana, Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), Hon Ayo Afolabi, Prof Adeolu Akande, Alhaji Fatai Ibukunle, Hon Zaccheus Adedeji, Chief Bayo Adelabu, Chief Dele Momodu, Engr Dotun Sanusi Alhaji Mutiu Oladejo (Onimalu), Barrister Oladosu Oladipo, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Hon Wasiu Ayodeji Adeshina, Comrade Shina Loremikan, Barrister Abuka Omobaba Onalo, Comrade Debo Adeniran, Mr Kunle Famoriyo, Mr Kunle Abimbola, Dr Olu Agunloye, Chief Akin Oke, Dr Femi Obayori, Prof Soji Adejumo, Mr Dare Babarinsa, Comrade Biodun Sowunmi, King Wasiu Ayinde (K1), Alhaji Musliu Akinsanya, MC Oluomo; Hon Akinsanya Sunny Ajose, Barrister Isaac Kekemeke, Hon Isaac Omodewu, Dr Salami Liadi Olagoke, Comrade Amitolu Shittu; Hon Sunday Adepoju, Alhaji Akeem Apatira, Comrade Omoyele Sowore, Chief Dan Nwayanwu, Mr Benson Akintola, Cardinal James Odumbaku (Baba Eto), Comrade Waheed Lawal Hon Ben Duntoye, Comrade Solomon Sobade, Comrade Dayo Wusu, Comrade Blessing A. Akinlosotu, Comrade Sokubo Saraigbe, Mr Niyi Idowu, Mr Tunde Oyetola, Comrade Kola Odepeju, Mr Akin Ekundayo, Alhaji Abiuwa Ahmed and Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN),” he said.
The National Coordinator noted that attendance is voluntary, saying: “This day is not for speech making but solemn prayers for the MKO Abiola’s family and June 12 victims.”