The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the weekend stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, danced on MKO Abiola’s grave for the 16 years they were in power.
He stated that the PDP did not recognise June 12 for what it was, and now that President Muhammadu Buhari has done so, they are now dismissing the action as political.
Recall that Buhari had on June 6th announced the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, the highest honour in the country on MKO Abiola.
The investiture held on June 12. The President, in a statement he personally signed, also declared that June 12 would replace May 29 as Democracy Day.
“For 16 years the PDP danced on the grave of MKO Abiola and failed to recognise June 12 for what it was, and when President Buhari decided to take action and recognise MKO Abiola posthumously, the naysayers went on social media to say it is done for politics,” he said.
Mohammed, who stated this in an interview with TheCable, added that his question for the PDP was simple: “Why didn’t they do it for politics?”