A former Ogun State governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has lamented the outright neglect the children and wives of the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola, suffered after he died.
Even though the late philanthropist awarded scholarships to many students irrespective of tribe and religion as well as created professorial chairs in different tertiary institutions across the federation, Osoba said none of his associates bothered to assist his immediate family members after his death.
He expressed disappointment at the manner Abiola’s children and wives were abandoned during a conversation with THISDAY on Wednesday, lamenting that it was unfortunate that nobody ever set up foundation for his children and wives.
He said: “I talked with one of Abiola’s children sometime ago and felt so sad. I am sad because Nigerians just do symbolic remembrance. After annual celebration, we just go there and forget.”
THISDAY, June 14, 2018
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