On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred on Abiola posthumously, the award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) — 20 years after his death.
The president also declared June 12, the day on which the election held in 1993, as the new Democracy Day.
Abiola’s daughter, Wura took to Twitter to thank the president for the hounour as she extolled her late father.
In a series of tweet, Abiola’s daughter wrote;
Dearest Daddy, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale #Abiola GCFR. Wonderful to finally be able to write this, 20 years on! Thank you President Buhari.
#MKO “Through your sterling example..may you flesh the dream of a free democratic society” in Nigeria. #June12
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