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Democracy Day: MKO Abiola’s family demand entitlements from President Tinubu

The family of late Chief Moshood Abiola have urged President Bola Tinubu to pay the presidential entitlements of the deceased.

The demand was made by Secretary of M.K.O. Abiola’s family, Ameen Abiola on June 12, which is marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Ameen, while addressing the press on Monday during a prayer session in Gbagura, Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, said the family expects Tinubu to approve the entitlements.

Immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari conferred Nigeria’s highest honour, GCFR, on Abiola who won the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.

The family said beyond payment of the entitlements, they look forward to seeing the government to implement the promises Abiola made to Nigerians.

Ameen noted that they believe the current administration would ensure that all “incentives due to Abiola get to the family.”

“This government has the capacity to ensure that all incentives that are due to the Abiola family get to us.

“I believe this government would do everything to make sure that we get what we should have gotten from the previous government,” he added.