According to Alhaja Titi Abiola, If Nigerians continue with the habit of taking money and other incentives before voting for candidates during elections, the country may never experience good governance.
This submission was made on Tuesday by Chief Sitirat Titi Abiola, one of the most visible wives left behind by late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election in Nigeria.
Alhaja Titi, who spoke while featuring on this week’s edition of Parrot Xtra Hour on Radio, broadcast live on Space FM 90.1 in Ibadan and anchored by Olayinka Agboola, also used the opportunity to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring her late husband by recognising June 12 as a national holiday.
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According to the Abeokuta, Ogun State-based businesswoman: “June 12 was a day Nigerians united in voting for Chief MKO Abiola.
“It was a day we all forgot our religion and ethnic backgrounds.
“Abiola was a great Nigerian.
“He was an unrepentant African fighter.
“He never saw himself strictly as a Yoruba man.”
While speaking about her experience after the demise of her husband, Titi said: “It has been God.
“It was after his death that I knew the meaning of life.
“His friends simply disappeared except for a few ones.
“I quickly adapted to relating only with God.”
She also took time to speak about her relationship with the head of the family left behind by late Chief MKO Abiola, Alhaji Kola Abiola.
Her words: “Let us get something clear: Brother Kola is not the father of my children.
“He has his own family too.
“He is only the head of the MKO Abiola Family.