Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari has today, announced the change of the name of the National Stadium, Abuja to MKO Abiola Stadium.
The president made this declaration while giving a speech at the Democracy Day celebration which held at the Eagles Square on Wednesday, June 12.
He said, “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National stadium henceforth, it will be called Moshood Abiola National stadium”.
Buhari also spoke about what must be done to atone for the wrongs done leading to the annulment of the June 12 election.
“As we all know, correcting injustice is a pre requisite for peace and unity; as part of the processes of healing and reconciliation, I approved the recognition of June 12 as democracy day and invested the late chief Abiola and Babagana Kingibe with national honours as I did with late chief Gani Fawehinmi, the purpose was to partially atone for the trivial damage done in annulling the presidential elections of that year,” Buhari said.
Reall that the president had on June 6, 2018, declared June 12 as Democracy Day as a mark of honour to Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election.