Family of late Chief MKO Abiola, on Saturday said the Federal Government has not fulfilled promises made to the family.
Rahaman Abiola, who serves as the Secretary of the family, disclosed this in an interview with journalists when a delegation of the Ogun State Government, led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, visited the Abeokuta family house of Abiola to celebrate the June 12 democracy day.
Abiola won the June 12 election and the election was termed the freest election in Nigeria, and because of this President Mohammadu Buhari had moved the country’s democracy day celebration from May 29 to June 12 in other to honour Abiola, the hero of Nigeria’s democracy.
But, Rahaman Abiola disclosed that since the declaration by Buhari, the family is yet to benefit anything from the Federal Government.
He commended the Federal Government for honouring Abiola with the award of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and the family for declaring June 12, Nigeria Democracy day.
He said, “We are happy indeed that President Muhammadu Buhari deemed it fit to honour Abiola by giving him the GCFR and made June 12 the official Democracy Day. Kudos to that.
“So far so good, we have not benefitted anything from the Federal Government.
“Ogun State Government, right from Chief Olusegun Osoba to Governor Gbenga Daniel, to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and now to Governor Dapo Abiodun, they always honour MKO Abiola every June 12.
“Ogun State Government will always come with all the types of machinery to make the day happening and to recognise that this man was born in this area and this is his hometown.
“Our breadwinner has gone. Promises from the FG we have not seen yet. On June 12, the state government is trying its best. I give kudos to them on June 12. Governor comes here always to pay solitary to the house and empower us to make sure June 12 is celebrated all the time.”