4th June, 2010
Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, MASSOB leader, Ralph Uwazuruike and hundreds of human rights activists this morning defied the heavy rain to honour the late Mrs. Kudirat Olayinka Abiola who was murdered 14 years ago while fighting for the actualization of the 12 June mandate.
Despite the rain, Carrington and his wife Arise, OPC National Coordinator, Otunba Gani Adams, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, Hon. Wale Oshun, Dr. (Mrs.) Joe Okei-Odumakin, Mr. Odumakin and others gathered at the 7-UP Junction, Old Toll Gate, Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate the braveness of Kudirat Abiola in fighting for democracy.
According to Carrington, Kudirat was the bravest and undaunted defender of human rights that this continent had ever known, saying that Nigerians must continue in that tradition to defend the mandate she gave her life for.
â€œLet us never forget the sacrifice she gave. Make effort to achieve a free and fair election,â€ he stated. MASSOB leader, Uwazuruike described Kudirat Abiola as a heroine.
He saked her to beg God to help the Igbos to form the Republic of Biafra.
OPC National Coordinator, Gani Adams called on all Nigerians to fight for true democracy and not to vote for those who scuttle democracy.
According to Jimi Agbaje, Nigerians must not give up the struggle to immortalise the June 12 heroes and heroines of democracy. National President, Campaign for Democracy, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin described Kudirat Abiola as the amazon of mandate defence.
She called on all Nigerians to register, cast their votes and defend the votes.