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81st Post-Humous Birthday of Basorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, GCFR, The Yet-to-be-Declared Winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election

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On Friday (today), 24th August, 2018, is the 81st posthumous birthday of Basorun M.K.O Abiola, GCFR.

Basorun Abiola and my humble self (right)at the 25th Anniversary Lecture/Luncheon of the now-defunct Sketch Press Limited, Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria, in November 1989. MKO was the Guest Speaker at the cerrmony, and I, a guest, in my capacity as a former reporter/writer/eader of the newspaper company. This photograph was taken at Sketch’s Oba Adebimpe Street, Ibadan, Headquater of the company.

May Allah (SWT) continue to keep his noble and klnd soul in Aljannah Fridaous.Amen.

As they say,who does not know the massiveness of the ocean, or that of the elephant. Basorun Abiola’s fame, has joined the enviable class of world statesmen, living or dead..As such, his local, national and global , acumen, philanthropy, achievements, bravery, patriotism etc are legendary and at touch-button,thanks to information technology.
As he was to millions,all over the world, Basorun Abiola, better known as “MKO”, was my mentor.

He remains,forever,my role model.

Please, read my tribute to him, on the first anniversary of his death(MKO born: 24th August, 1937, died 7th July,1998)titled, “HONOUR TRANSCENDS GOLD OR SILVER” published in the Daily Sketch newspaper issue of Wednesday, 7th August, 1999.

I pray that God continues to grant repose to the noble soul of Basorun Abiola. Amen!

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