Abiola was already rehearsing his inauguration speech when the election was annulled – Daughter
It was a day of apologies, on Tuesday, June 12, at the Presidential VIlla, Abuja, as president Muhammadu Buhari first apologised to the Abiola family for the injustice done to late business mogul and winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Giving their appreciation remarks after the conferment of the award of the GCFR on the Abiola family, Hafsat Abiola, one of the daughters of the late icon, also apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari, on behalf of her family, for whatever wrong their patriarch, MKO Abiola could have inflicted on President Buhari at any time in history.
Hafsat also told the audience that Abiola was already rehearsing how to deliver his inauguration speech as the President before the election was annulled.
In an emotion-laden voice, she said her late mother told her how Abiola was standing before a mirror to rehearse his inauguration speech.
“Because MKO Abiola was a stammerer, I was told he never went beyond ‘Fellow Nigerians’ in the speech,” she said.