June 12: Ogun pilgrims pray for Abiola, Tinubu in Mecca
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June 12: Ogun pilgrims pray for Abiola, Tinubu in Mecca

The Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, on Monday, organised a special prayer in honour of democracy hero, late MKO Abiola, in Saudi Arabia.

The State Amirul Hajj, Prof. Kamaldeen Balogun announced this in a statement issued from Saudi Arabia.

The Board made the statement available to newsmen on Monday in Abeokuta.

Speaking at the prayer session, Balogun said Abiola’s name remained indelible as someone who fought for the democracy being enjoyed by all today.

The Amirul Hajj described late Abiola’s love for the country as purely genuine.

He stated that June 12 “is a special day to remember a hero, who sacrificed his life for Nigeria”.

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Balogun, thereafter, prayed for a successful tenure for the present administration in Ogun State and the country.

In his contribution, the Chairman Ad-hoc Committee, Imam Tajudeen Ashaye, also eulogised MKO Abiola’s kind of love for his country.

Ashaye recalled that Abiola sacrificed his life for the people to enjoy the dividends of democracy.

Also speaking, the Consultant to the Governor on Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Iskeel Lawal, said Nigerians are remembering the late Abiola because of his good deeds while alive.

Lawal prayed that Allah should grant him Aljanah Firdaus.


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