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MKO Abiola’s Son, Kola, Returns to Politics

Says PRP truly represents Nigeria

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Mr. Kola Abiola, the eldest son of late politician and acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola, has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), 29 years after his father was denied his victory by the military regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.


“Today makes my formal inroad after 27 years back into politics,” he said, while being formally welcomed into the party by its National Chairman, Mr. Falalu Bello at the PRP national secretariat in Abuja.

Late MKO Abiola

Abiola, whose younger sister, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, was recently named the Director-General of the Yahaya Bello Campaign Organisation, which is working towards the emergence of the Kogi State Governor as president in 2023 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said he picked to come back into politics through the PRP for “some good reasons.

“I have gone back to the history of Nigeria to look at the party that truly represents Nigeria.
“I have gone back and I have found out that the oldest living party is the PRP; it still holds those ideals of what Nigeria and democratic practice should be like, ”he added.


The PRP, he stated, was “started by the people and truly for the people. It is a party that has showed first, as its priority, internal democracy.

“I have come back to PRP to show Nigerians that not too long ago, we did things in the right way and the new entities that have come together nowadays forget that there was Nigeria that did things right.

“I am one that believes in an equal opportunity be it employment, be it business, equally in politics and I believe this party represents all of these.

“Everybody should have equal opportunity, irrespective of age, religion and ethnicity and that is represented here,” he stressed.

Lamenting the low participation of youths in politics, Abiola said “we have a youth population that has been caught out of the political process.

“The first thing I want to do is to disrupt the political process, to disabuse the minds of the youth on godfatherism.

“The way to do this is to give the true owners of Nigeria, that is, the 18 to 36 years age group that makes up over 75 percent of the population, an opportunity for their voices to be heard and their numbers to count,” adding that only the PRP is the only party that could give them such an opportunity to make their numbers count.
Welcoming him to the party, Bello said Abiola’s antecedents speak volumes.

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