Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Patriarch of the Abiola family Alhaji Muritala, has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to implement some of the campaign manifesto of the late presumed winner of the June 12,1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, to better the lots of Nigerians.
Muritala is Abiola’s younger brother.
He gave the advice, yesterday, when he addresssed an audience that gathered at the Abiola Family House at Oja-Agbo, Gbagura, Abeokuta, Ogun State, to mark the 25th anniversary of the election, organised by Ogun State government.
The state government, led by the Deputy Governor, Chief Yetunde Onanuga and Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, had earlier organised a walk to honour Abiola, while a fidau prayer was said in his memory.
“Nigerians are suffering. I am not happy about the economic hardship Nigerians are facing. Everything is upside down. We are just fed up. No money. No food. No road. People are dying.
“But, if Buhari can pick some policies of my late brother, the country will be better for it.
“Although my brother was rich, but we, his family, share the poverty problem with Nigerians.
“Nigerians will support him for the second time in office if he takes care of them,” Muritala said.
He urged government to empower the family and also, sought appointment for the Abiola family and emphasised that the late Abiola sacrificed his life for the country.