MKO Abiola: Buhari Honouring APC Members – Falae

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over the list of persons invited to late MKO Abiola’s GCFR confirment.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha on Friday released the list of guests which had members of the National Executive Committee of the SDP, including State Chairmen and Secretaries at the time of June 12, 1993, and Governors elected under SDP platform.

Reacting, Falae said many of the names on the list were All Progressives Congress (APC) members.

He also dared the presidency to mention those it claimed used the huge money to scuttle the outcome of the presidential election.

Falae told Vanguard: “I am not aware of that, it is those who allege that must provide proof. We were not aware; we were just the foot soldiers.

“If you look at those they have been honouring as the heroes, the real heroes are not there.

“Where is Alani Akinrinade whose house was burnt? Where is Dr Amos Akingba? Where is Chief Ayo Adebanjo?

“My house was the headquarters where NADECO meetings were held; Abiola’s speech was written in my house. What are they talking about?

“They just took APC members to honour them. We were the foot soldiers; Afenifere was the main organisation that stood firm.

“I was in detention for 20 months, Akinrinade was in exile, we were the real heroes of June 12, and those people being honoured were not part of us, they were scared to show their faces.

“Some ran abroad to go and do their business. They are only recognising as heroes of June 12, those who participated in the struggle and are members of their party.”

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