OrderPaperToday – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to honour Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, murdered wife of the presumed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election.
Kudirat is one of the wives of the late Chief M.K.O Abiola who was killed during the struggle to declare her husband winner of the 1993 presidential election.
On Wednesday, Buhari conferred M.K.O Abiola the highest honour in the land which is the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR).
A statement by the ruling party through its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi on Friday stated that Alhaja Kudirat deserves the honour canvassed.
The statement reads: “The APC believes that Alhaja Kudirat Abiola who paid the supreme price with her assassination in Lagos on June 4, 1996 at the heat of the mobilization for the restoration of her husband’s mandate as the winner of the 1993 presidential election, deserves to be honoured in her own right as a heroin and martyr of democracy in Nigeria.
“APC recall how she mobilized market women, students, activists and other human rights community against military rule and the struggle for a truly democratic nation.
“The party equally commend the decision to honour Abiola’s running mate, Babagana Kingibe, and late human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi SAN with the second highest national honour, Grand Commander of the Niger (GCON).”