The real cause of the death of the late business tycoon and Hope 93′ Presidential candidate Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in 1998 will continue to be a mystery to many, particularly to his families, political associates and admirers, but the love for Chief M.K.O in the hearts many Nigerians, particularly the Yorubas who had expected that he will be a beacon of hope to mains, remains evergreen. Every year as June 12 approaches, the event of the 22yrs keeps flashing back.
It will be recalled that Chief M.K.O had won the presidential election massively across boards, but was annulled by the then military government under Gen. Badamasi Babangida for excuses bothering on electoral improprieties, even though that election till today was rated and adjudged as one of the best free and fairest elections the nation will have.
Well, Chief Abiola burial was another major unforgettable event in the nation. I could recollect our newspaper vendors were making money then from pictures taken from his burial rites. If you are small as a child then, here is a short video footage recorded by CNN then the day he was buried in his country home at Abeokuta.