Abiola Was Already Rehearsing His Inauguration Speech When The Election Was Annulled – Daughter
Hafsat Abiola, daughter of the Late MKO Abiola, on Tuesday revealed that the late Abiola was already rehearsing how to deliver his inauguration speech as the President before the June 1993 election was annulled by the military junta under President Ibrahim Babangida.
Hafsat said this at the special national honours investiture ceremony of the conferment of national honours of GCFR on Abiola, GCON on his running mate, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe and GCON on late Gani Fawehinmi, at the State House, Abuja.
In an emotion-laden voice, she said her late mother told her how Abiola was standing before a mirror to rehearse his inauguration speech.
“Because MKO Abiola was a stammerer, I was told he never went beyond ‘Fellow Nigerians’ in the speech,” she said.