June 12: Even if Buhari had ulterior motives in honouring Abiola, no problem – Balarabe Musa

A former governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has reacted to the
honour bestowed on MKO Abiola and others by President Muhammadu

The former governor said there is nothing wrong if Buhari honours the
late politician, who is presumed winner of the June 12, 1993
presidential election, to get re-elected in 2019.

Musa told Independent newspaper that even if Buhari had ulterior
motive for honouring Abiola, he should be commended for doing the
right thing and righting the wrongs of the past.

Buhari had last week announced June 12 as Nigeria's Democracy Day and
also conferred the highest title in the land, Grand Commander of the
Federal Republic (GCFR) on Abiola.

Some Nigerians frowned on the gesture, describing it it as a ruse and
an attempt to hoodwink the South West to vote for him in the 2019

But Musa said, "For those saying the president honoured Abiola because
he wants to secure votes in the South West in 2019, what is wrong in

"What is wrong in doing a good thing? That claim is not true. But even
if it is true, what is wrong in doing the right thing? I don't see
anything wrong in that?"

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