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Why Abdulsalami poisoned Abiola, Abacha – Falana

Late business mogul and acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola and former Military ruler, General Sani Abacha were killed by poisoning in collaboration with the international community, renowned lawyer and activist Femi Falana has alleged.

Falana, who named former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar as their killers said the killings of both the villain (Abacha) and hero (Abiola) of the people were planned and executed in order to have a ‘peaceful Nigeria’.

Mr. Falana who was speaking in an interview with Leke Baiyewu of Punch Newspapers said, “I was busier at the Oputa Commission than any lawyer in Nigeria. I represented numerous victims of human rights abuse at what was supposed to be our equivalent of the truth and reconciliation commission. During the proceedings of the commission, it was proved beyond any shadow of doubt that both Gen. Sani Abacha and Chief M.K.O. Abiola were eliminated by poison to pave way for the resolution of the political crisis caused by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida after he annulled the June 12, 1993, presidential election won by Abiola. The elimination was planned and executed by the Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar junta with the aid of the so-called international community, which needed a peaceful Nigeria to facilitate their continued exploitation.”

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