In marking this year's June 12, Gov. Ambode has unveiled a 46-feet statue of the late Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.
The statue was erected in Alapere area of Ketu in Lagos State. The Governor said that it was the tradition of his State to recognise, honour and remember both heroes and heroines who sacrificed for the greatness of the nation. Gov. Ambode explained further that MKO Abiola, being the Nigeria's symbol of democracy and adjudged winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 general election, deserved the best from the State where his success story began.
Meanwhile, at the conferment of the award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the Abiola family at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, daughter of the democracy icon, Hafsat Abiola, apologized to President Buhari on behalf of the family, for any wrong their late father could have done at any point in time to the President.
President Buhari equally apologized on behalf of the administration of former President Ibrahim Babangida for annulling the June 12, 1993 general election believed was fair, free and transparent, and presumed to have been won by the late business mogul.
Apart from Abiola and Fawehnmi who were conferred with posthumous national honours of GCFR and GCON respectively, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe was decorated with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON.
Kola, eldest son of the late MKO Abiola received the honour on behalf of the family.