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Chief Moshood Kahimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO Abiola)

President-Elect 1993

Date of Birth: 24/07/1937
Place of Birth: Abeokuta
Died: 07/07/1998


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Democracy delayed

That resulted in the eventual gaoling of election winner Moshood Abiola and ushered in a harsh and corrupt military regime led by General Sani Abacha...

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Chip off the old block

The families of three late Nigerians who had opposed Abacha also turned down the awards: Chief Moshood Kahimawo Olawale Abiola, the publisher and businessman whom Abacha had imprisoned for four years before he died of poisoning in 1998 and whose wife, Kudirat Abiola, was shot dead; Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the dissident singer, composer and band leader; and leading human rights lawyer Gani Fawehinmi (AC Vol 53 No 2, How the fuel row caught fire)...


Presidential letter bombs

’ He then goes on to refer to the government’s claimed role in securing the acquittal of Major Hamza al Mustapha, the Chief Security Officer to military leader General Sani Abacha, who was on trial on charges that he organised the assassination of Kudirat Abiola, wife of the winner of the 1993 elections, Chief Moshood Abiola (AC Vol 53 No 6, Abacha’s ghost and Boko Haram)...


Abacha’s ghost and Boko Haram

He was sentenced to death by a Lagos court for plotting the murder of Kudirat Abiola, the wife of the winner of the 1993 elections, Moshood Abiola...


The new man in Abuja

He was running-mate to Moshood Abiola, who won the 1993 elections, then served as Foreign and Internal Affairs Minister under the ensuing military regime of General Sani Abacha, which gaoled Abiola, as well as Gen...


Party pieces

This procedure was used in June 1993, when Moshood Abiola won; that election was considered Nigeria's cleanest ever; Gen...


Business backers

For example, in 1993 it strongly backed the presidential candidacy of Moshood Abiola, who had been a generous contributor to Corporate Nigeria coffers...


Anenih's irresistible rise

Once it became clear that Moshood Abiola was winning, Babangida annulled the presidential poll on 12 June...


Northern Lights

Babangida's eight-year record in government includes failed political and economic reforms, the annulling of the 1993 elections after the late Moshood Abiola had won them and gaps in the accounting for billions of dollars of oil receipts...


2003 starts here

Eight years ago, Moshood Abiola ran for the President on the ticket of the Social Democratic Party in a political race policed by Babangida as military head of state...


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