Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday described the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola as one who sacrificed everything in his possession to the development and survival of the country.
Obasanjo made the remark while speaking as eminent guest of honour at the 4th Founder’s Day Celebration and 85th birthday anniversary of the Founder/Patron of the Nobel House College, Chief Olatunde Abudu, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
This remark was coming few days to the 15th anniversary of the annulled election as he acknowledged the fact that the state had produced so many firsts in all spheres of life.
The former president acknowledged the contribution of the late business mogul to the development of Nigeria in all areas of human endeavours.
Obasanjo re-echoed what was earlier said about Abiola by the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba (Dr) Adedotun Gbadebo, that Ogun State and indeed Egbaland would have produced three presidents except for the conspiracy from some quarters.
“Indeed, Abiola contributed to the development of this country. He sacrificed everything for the development of this country,” OBJ added.