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Sunday, June 4, 2017

There Will Be Change When We Work For It – Kudirat’s Daughter

By Lydia Ngwakwe

Lagos - Dr Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of the late pro democracy activist, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, on Sunday called on Nigerians to do their best to achieve the Nigeria of their dream.

Hamsat made the call at the commemoration of the 21st anniversary of Kudirat’s death.

The event which held at Kudirat’s graveside in Ikeja, was organised by the Kudirat Abiola Initiative for Democracy (KIND) and Women Arise for Change Initiative (WA).
The event had the theme “21 Years After Kudirat: The Way Forward’’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kudirat, Wife of the late Chief MKO Abiola, was assassinated on June 4, when her husband, believed to be the winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, was in detention.
Hamsat, the President of KIND, said: “If all of us start working for change, there will be true change.
“If we are working for change, we must not play the game of corruption or claim to be superior to others.
“We should protect each other for the betterment of Nigeria; this was what Kudirat did.’’
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of WA, claimed that the country’s problem resulted from a dysfunctional structure.
“Our problem is as a result of a dysfunctional structure; we have to restructure this country so that we can have true federalism,’’ she said.
According to her, Kudirat was killed in her struggle for actualising June 12, 1993 Presidential Election.

She noted that the election was believed to be free, fair and credible.
Chief Gani Adams, the National Coordinator of Odua People’s Congress (OPC), also said that Nigeria needed true federalism.

“We have intermarried and are doing things together, but we have yet to put ourselves together as one,” Adams said.

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