“You cannot recognise somebody that’s more than yourself” – Hafsat tells Obasanjo

Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12 presidential election, Moshood Abiola has stated that her late father was greater than former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, adding that the late business mogul was never in need of the ex-president’s recognition.

She was reacting to a recent statement credited to Obasanjo that Abiola made sacrifices for the nation and deserved to be honoured.

Obasanjo made the remark in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at the 4th founder’s day of Nobel-house College, and 85th birthday of an industrialist, Chief Olatunde Abudu.

“Ogun State would have produced three presidents if not for ‘bad belle.’ I want to agree with him (Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo) that Abiola sacrificed for the nation,” Obasanjo had said.

Reacting to OBJ’s assertion on Tuesday, at the Kudirat Abiola’s 18th anniversary organised by Campaign for Democracy in collaboration with Women Arise and Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, the daughter of the slain politician said Obasanjo’s recognition of Abiola’s contribution was uncalled-for.

“I feel that if he wanted to recognise MKO Abiola now, it’s good for him. But, MKO Abiola was always the greater man. And you cannot recognise somebody that is more than yourself. MKO Abiola did not require General Obasanjo to recognise him,” Abiola-Costello said.

 

Author: News Editor

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