APC accelerates FG to honour Kudirat Abiola, hails Buhari
– The APC has called on president Buhari to also honour late Abiola Kudirat
– Kudirat was assassinated in Lagos on June 4, 1996 in the struggle to restore her husband’s mandate as the winner of the 1993 presidential election
– The party lauded the president for his decision to honour late Moshood Abiola
The All Progressives congress (APC) has called on president Buhari to honour late Moshood Abiola Kudirat paid the supreme price when she was assassinated in Lagos on June 4, 1996 in the struggle to restore her husband’s mandate as the winner of the 1993 presidential election.
President Buhari’s posthumous award to Chief Moshood Kachimawo Abiola and the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN has drawn mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Premium Times reports that the party also commended the decision to honour Abiola’s running mate, Babagana Kingibe.
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The APC believes this decision displays the president’s sincerity of purpose and his well-known penchant for doing the right thing irrespective of political and sundry considerations.
According to the party, “While joining Nigerians from all walks of life in commending President Buhari for declaring June 12 as Democracy Day as well as granting posthumous award of Nigeria’s highest national honour (Grand Commander of the Federal Republic) to Moshood Abiola, winner of the annulled presidential election of June 12, 1993, the APC calls on the President to consider granting similar honour on Kudirat Abiola.
“She deserves to be honoured in her own right as a martyr of democracy in Nigeria. APC recalls how she mobilised market women, students, activists and other human rights community against military rule and the struggle for a truly democratic nation.”