The family of the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has said the Federal Government is yet to fulfil its promises made to the family.
Rahaman Abiola, the Abiola family secretary, disclosed this in an interview with journalists when a delegation of the Ogun State government, led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, visited the Abeokuta family house of the late Abiola to celebrate the June 12 democracy day on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had two years ago moved the country’s democracy day celebration from May 29 to June 12 to honour the late Abiola.
While lauding the Federal Government for honouring Abiola with the award of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic and the family for declaring June 12 as the country’s Democracy Day, the family spokesperson, however, said the family is yet to benefit anything from Nigeria since the declaration by the president.
Abiola also commended the previous and present Ogun State governments for honouring their late patriach.
He said: “We are happy indeed that President Muhammadu Buhari deemed it fit to honour Abiola by giving him the GCFR and made June 12 official Democracy Day. Kudos to that.
“So far so good, we have not benefitted anything from the Federal Government.
“Ogun State Government right from Chief Olusegun Osoba to Governor Gbenga Daniel, to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and now to Governor Dapo Abiodun, they always honour MKO Abiola every June 12.
“Ogun State Government will always come with all the machinery to mark the day. Our breadwinner has gone. We have not seen promises from the FG yet.
“On June 12, the state government is trying its best. I give kudos to them on June 12. Governor comes here always to pay solitary to the house and empower us to make sure June 12 is celebrated all the time.”