Abiola’s conferment: President Buhari honouring APC members – Chief Olu Falae

Chief Olu Falae, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the list of persons invited to late MKO Abiola’s GCFR conferment.

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

While in a reaction, Falae said many of the names on the list were All Progressives Congress [APC] members.

He dared the president to mention those it claimed used huge money to scuttle the out come of the president 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 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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