Abiola’s family tells Buhari to implement Abiola’s presidential manifesto

The family of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, on Sunday, told the Federal Government to put into practice the presidential manifesto of the late political actor, in order to ease the affairs of the less privileged Nigerians.

The Head of Abiola Family, Murtala Abiola, made this revelation while addressing journalists during the annual prayer session organized for the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.

The annual prayer session was reportedly held at the family compound of Gbagura, Abeokuta.

The annual prayer session was to commemorate the June 12 Democracy Day.

Abiola revealed that the late political icon’s “Farewell to Poverty” manifesto was to ease the affairs of students, unemployed and the aged Nigerians.

He added that provision of allowances was made for students and the unemployed Nigerians in the manifesto, as means of alleviating poverty in the country.

He said, “Nigeria’s money belongs to all Nigerians, whether Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba. And everyone must benefit from it.

“That’s why in MKO Abiola’s manifesto, there is provision that allowances should be given to students and the unemployed Nigerians.

“As an older man, If I leave Nigeria tonight, and I get to the US, they will take me to an old peoples’ home. They will take care of me medically, feeding and all that. Even if I die and nobody claims my corpse, they will take care of the funeral.

“All these programmes should be made accessible in Nigeria. We all travel abroad and see what is obtainable there, but when we return home, we find it difficult to replicate it.

“All the funds end up in their (referring to the political class) pockets. The money will finish, and he, who is keeping the money, will finish.”

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