Nigerians today remembered late Chief Moshood Olawale Abiola, the aclaimed winner of 1993 presidential election at an elaborate event marking the remembrance of this heroe of Democracy in Nigeria at the Eagle square Abuja.

Speaking at the ocassion President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that his administration in the next four years will consolidate on the achievements recorded in the last four years.

The president in his address renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR).

Abiola had run for the presidency in 1993, but the election results were annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida.

Buhari, on the 6th of June 2018 had also awarded Abiola posthumously with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), meant only for Presidents.

Buhari on Wednesday also said that Nigeria has all it takes to become a world power.

According to him, Nigeria only needs to get his acts together.

He was optimistic that Nigeria can do it since nations like China, India and Indonesian achieved the feat.

“Nigeria can do it.” Buhari declared. He noted that his administration has made remarkable progress in the fight against corruption, improving economy and securing the nation in the past four years.

Stressing that the Federal Government cannot develop the nation alone, he urged state governments and the private sector to play their own part.

The president maintain that the unity of Nigeria as an indivisible nation is not negotiable

He said his administration will not tolerate any form of attack and violence against Nigerians in any part of the country.


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