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Abiola's Son, Kola writes Letter of Appreciation to Buhari.

Following the declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day and honouring of late Chief MKO Abiola, the family of the late Chief have poured out appreciation.

In a letter to the president, dated June 6, 2018, Mr Abiola’s son, Kola, said he apprecites the decision on behalf of the family.

This is coming after that of Hafsat Abiola.

Related: President Buhari announces June 12 as Democracy Day - Hafsat Abiola Celebrates.

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"Your Excellency, as I wrote in my letter to you on June 12, 2016, in our minds, the award was the only befitting recognition of the importance of Chief Abiola’s fight for democracy for Nigeria which culminated in 4 years incarceration/solitary confinement and decimation of his business and financial interests, before the ultimate sacrifice, being his life on July 7, 1998 at the age of 60,” he wrote.

“Your Excellency, your decision to also designate June 12 as Democracy Day rights the wrongs done to all the nation-builders and heroes that produced that produced the democratic credentials on which the Nigerian polity now thrives. We are profoundly grateful to the people from all corners of Nigeria that worked tirelessly to ensure the most free and fair elections in our nation’s history in 1993, fought valiantly for the Hope ’93 mandate given to Bashorun Abiola by the Nigerian people and died trying to protect the mandate.”

“Mr President, I thank you earnestly for heeding our plea where others before you did not, whilst conveying the assurances of my highest esteem.”

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