The families of late Chief MKO Abiola and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi feel differently with son of late human rights lawyer, Mohammed describing President Buhari as the most sensible and sensitive leader since the June 12, 1993 election was annulled.

Hafsat Abiola Costello who was given leave to speak for the family by her brother Kola Abiola accepted President Muhammadu Buhari’s apology and tendered one in return for any hurt that might have been caused to President Buhari by her father.

The Late MKO Abiola was conferred with the highest Natonal honour
of Grand Commander of Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR)

MKO’s running mate in the June 12, 1993 election Babagana Kingibe was also conferred with the award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger

Putting a crown on a masterstroke, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, tendered an unreserved apology on behalf of the Nigerian people
and Government to the family of the Late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola and
other key actors of the June twelve struggle.

President Buhari spoke at the investiture ceremony conferring special national honours on the late MKO Abiola,his running mate Babagana Kingibe and the
late Gani Fawehinmi.

He said the awards were not aimed at opening old wounds but were an attempt by government to right the wrongs of the past.

The President who invited Nigerians from all ethnic divides to accept the
awards in good faith, stressed that citizens would no longer tolerate such
perversion of justice as represented by the annulment of the Presidential elections in nineteen ninety three.

There have been insinuations by some persons that those honoured posthumously would have rejected the awards if they had been alive.


Famous human rights lawyer and social Critic, Gani Fawehinmi got the award
of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger GCON investiture.