TWO conspicuous Yoruba learders Senator Ayo Fasanmi and Chief Ayo Adebanjo responded yesterday to the renaming of the National Stadium in Abuja after the late Chief MKO Abiola by the Federal Government.
Fasanmi, who is the Leader of Afenifere (Egbe Itesiwaju Yoruba), hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the motion.
He said Buhari’s choice to deify Abiola was a decent advancement and a reaction to Nigerians’ interest that the champ of June 12, 1993 presidential race ought to be regarded by naming a national landmark after him.
He stated: “The Nigerian by and large and the general population of Southwest specifically are upbeat that Buhari has recuperated the injury of June 12 which his forerunner neglected to address.
“Buhari satisfied us by announcing June 12 popular government day and deifying Abiola. It was an acknowledgment of June 12, 1993 presidential race and Abiola as the victor. We are appreciative with Mr. President.
“His choice is well known among Nigerians regardless of ethnic or religious alliance. The goals of June 12, 1993 presidential race question, we will take care of business in this nation from now.”
Likewise speaking, Chief Adebanjo asked the Federal Government to go past the renaming of the national arena and address other inescapable issues confronting the nation.
As indicated by him, Nigeria’s concern was past the naming of structures or buildings after the acclaimed champ of June 12, 1993 presidential decision.
He asked President Buhari to address developing instability, declining financial intensity of the general population and rotting foundation wearing the scene of the nation.
Adebanjo stated: “The President naming of the national arena after Chief M.K.O Abiola is an appreciated choice. In any case, I am not diverted by this activity despite the fact that he proclaimed June 12 as majority rules system day.
“We have all been clamoring for rebuilding, the nation is disproportionately administered. An area of the nation is the one having the high ground in the administration of the issues of the nation.
“The individuals who are not northerners who voted in favor of him are not trusted in view of the disproportion in the conveyance of workplaces. I am not diverted by this emblematic presentation for Abiola. Individuals have been discussing Fulanisation, herders killings what has been his remark about this?
“There are numerous issues asking for reaction which the President has stay quiet about.”
One of the late Abiola’s youngsters, Hafsat-Abiola Costello said a year ago when the late lawmaker was respected with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) grant, that the President Buhari was the least expected to offer such motion.
She told Buhari: “On the off chance that anybody had told the Abiola Family that it is you who might do us this respect, we could never have trusted it. You regarded my father in spite of the relationship that existed among you and him. You contacted my heart.
“You even apologized for the revocation that you never caused. You contacted my heart. Let me, in the interest of the Abiola family apologize to you as well, to pardon my father for whatever wrongdoing he might’ve submitted against you and your family. It would be ideal if you excuse him. Much obliged to you, Your Excellency.”