Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has finally spoken about the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was presumably won by late business mogul, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.
Obasanjo stated this while speaking on Sunday in Abeokuta during the investiture of Obasanjo as a Trustee of the Abeokuta Club, a socio-cultural organisation of Egba people of Ogun State.
He claimed the cancellation of June 12 election had robbed of Egbaland the rare opportunity to have three of its prominent sons occupy the seat of the president at different times.
Obasanjo who was apparently referring to former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, himself who ruled Nigeria, first, as a military Head of State and later two-time civilian president, noted that Abiola would have become the third, if 1993 poll was not cancelled.
He said “I want to thank the (Abeokuta) club for this honour being bestowed on me and the honour being bestowed on my school mate MKO Abiola which he richly deserved.
“Kabiyesi, the Alake (of Egbaland) alluded to it. Normally when you win a cup three times, you keep that cup. Isn’t it? If not for bad belle (hatred), Abeokuta would have produced President of Nigeria three times, in which case we should have kept it permanently.
“But be that as it may, we have a great heritage and we should be proud of our heritage.”