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Former Nigerian President and Elder Statesman, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday stated that what he termed ‘bad belle’ was the sole reason why late Moshood Abiola was blocked from becoming the president by former Dictator – Ibrahim Babangida popularly known as IBB.
Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) annulled the June 12, 1993 Presidential election won by Abiola.
But Obasanjo, said ‘bad belle’ from IBB and others denied Abiola from becoming president.
He spoke on Sunday in Abeokuta, Ogun State shortly after his investiture as a trustee of the Abeokuta Club, a sociocultural organisation of Egba people of Ogun State.
Obasanjo saw himself and former Interim President, Chief Ernest Shonekan as two former presidents who have emerged from Ogun State.
He said Abiola would have been the third president from Ogun if not for ‘bad belle.’
Obasanjo was honoured alongside MKO Abiola who was awarded a posthumous vice-patron of the club.
According to Obasanjo, when Abeokuta Club was in the process of being birthed, things in Abeokuta were not as rosy as they were today and that the sons of Abeokuta who were in Lagos put their heads together in late Chief Sobo Sowemimo’s house to think of what they could do to improve the development of Abeokuta as a city.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK