Family members of the late business mogul and acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola have commended the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for keeping the memory and ideals of the late political icon alive,through his contributions to the family and observing the annual June 12 Democracy Walk in the state.
The family also appreciated the governor for his various welfare programmes and appointment of children and family members of their late patriarch into top positions of government.
Head of the the family, Alhaji Muritala Abiola and a son of the late politician, Mr. Abdul-Mumuni Abiola, gave the commendation at a meeting with government officials led by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa,preparatory to the June 12celebration this year held in Abeokuta yesterday.
According to them, the support and assistance received from the current administration in the state outweighs what it got from other quarters.
“Ogun State has been setting initiatives. What Ogun State has done is more than what we got from Lagos and some of these things cannot be quantified monetarily”, Abdul-Mumuni Abiola said.
Muritala Abiola denied a report in a national newspaper, which claimed that that he complained that the state government has not identified with Abiola family, saying he was quoted out of context.
“I am retracting my statement with regard to the relationship between the Ogun State government and the Abiola family. Those that interviewed me quoted me out of context and I apologise to the state government for the embarrassment”.
Among other family members present at the briefing were Special Adviser to the Governor on Trade and Investment, Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Jamiu Abiola.