President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday performed the investiture of national
honours on heroes of democracy where he also tendered a national apology to the family of late Chief Moshood Abiola, for the annulment of the June twelve, 1993 presidential election which was adjudged to have been won by Abiola.
President Buhari also tendered national apologies to all those who struggled for the actuallisation of the election, including journalists, politicians and all other stakeholders.
The President personally presented the awards to Mr Kola Abiola, son of MKO Abiola; Mrs Ganiat Fawehinmi, wife of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi; and Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, who was the running mate of Abiola in the 1993 Presidential poll.
President Buhari said the ceremony was not to open old wounds but to assist in healing the wounds and building national reconciliation, twenty-five years after the grievous
injustice done by the annulment.
Mr Kola Abiola and his sister Hafsat Biola spoke on behalf of the family of MKO Abiola, saluting President Buhari for the honour done to the gladiators of June twelve and for honouring their father.
Among those present at the ceremony were: Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba; Human Rights Activist, Mr Femi Falana; children of the late politician among others.