Buhari’s Victory Like MKO’s – Hafsat Abiola-Costello


Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, one of the daughters of the late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has described the victory of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, as similar to that of her late father.
According to Punch,Abiola-Costello said this when the senator-elect, Kaduna-Central senatorial district Alhaji Shehu Sani, paid a visit to the Abiola family in Lagos, on Thursday.

“I wrote a letter before the elections expressing my support for Gen. Buhari and for us in this house, we are happy to see that he emerged victorious in spite of the many efforts to deny him of victory but we must be aware that one man cannot change Nigeria. Such a person needs a strong team.

“We need people who are ready to sacrifice for Nigeria. That was the first time I ever endorsed a candidate and it was because the way Nigeria was going, I felt this was our last chance to get things right. I didn’t see a better way to save Nigeria. Before we start celebrating, we need to know those who will constitute his team
“This is similar to what we saw in 1993 when people looked beyond ethnicity and religion and chose MKO Abiola. You can see that Nigerians are trying to tell the world that they deserve better.”“You stayed close to my father and listened. You have always been true to the struggle, defending the oppressed and our right to democracy. I hope when you go to the Senate and speak, your colleagues will hear. I want you to know that this family will always support you.”

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