Nollywood actor and presidential aspirant, Yul Edochie has paid tribute to the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale better known as M.K.O Abiola.
The Nigerian businessman, politician and publisher was assassinated on the 7th of July 1998, in Abuja at the age of 61.
Hailing him, Yul Edochie stated that the late politician was the best president Nigeria never had.
Yul Edochie prayed for his struggle and legacy to never be in vain.
“The best President Nigeria never had. Chief M.K.O Abiola. Continue to rest well sir. And may your struggle and legacy never be in vain”.
Yul Edochie’s post is coming days after he announced his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race.
According to him, he came about the decision after deliberations with his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, that they lacked the structure to win the presidential election.
He wrote, “To understand Nigerian politics well buy form and run for office. Win or lose your eye go clear. You’ll stop ranting and start looking at facts. Politicians don’t share money because they want to, they share money because the people demand money. Without it, only a few will listen to you.
Politics is not done with sentiments. If you do you’ll likely fail and keep failing. Politics is done with facts.
That’s why my brother Banky W left his former party and joined PDP. He simply put sentiments aside and embraced facts
“He realized that his former party does not have the capacity to win the seat for him. And building structure for a party is not a one man thing. It takes a lot. So he simply moved. It doesn’t make him a bad person. That’s politics.
“I wanted to run for President with APGA. After much consultations & meetings. We sat and did our evaluations. We put sentiments aside & embraced facts. Our party is good but does not have the capacity at the moment to win a Presidential seat. So I didn’t move further.”