The posthumous awards on MKO Abiola, Odumegwu Ojukwu and Olusola Saraki at the Silverbird Man of the 2017 Year threw the audience into nostalgia as their representatives received the awards.
First was the MKO’s daughter who dazed the audience with a moving speech, stating that her father paid the price for the present democracy. She spoke of how his father won the June 12, 1993 election and was denied of ruling the country.
To her, many died with MKO Abiola because they chose the line of valour to ensure democracy in Nigeria.
Wife of Ojukwu, Mrs, Bianca who recived the award on behalf of Ojukwu family recounted the struggle of her husband who fought on the side of the Biafra to free the Igbo people. Their speeches melted the audience.