Late MKO Abiola’s wife declares for 2015 Lagos governorship race

Mrs Modupe Onitiri-Abiola, one of the wives of late Chief MKO Abiola, on Saturday declared that she would contest the 2015 governorship election in the state on the ticket of ACCORD Party.

Onitiri-Abiola, wife of the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, made her intention public in a statement issued by her in Lagos.

The aspirant said that she joined the party to assist in the eradication of poverty
“Since there is no Independent Candidacy in Nigerian Political System yet, I needed to join a political party.

“During my search for the party to join, I found out that what we have on ground is severe poverty.

“I saw that the people of Lagos are yet to truly receive the dividends of democracy they deserve.

“I have seen the suffering of those caught in the grasp of poverty. I have also seen the great potentials our state can achieve,” she said.
Onitiri-Abiola said if she became successful at the polls, poverty, god-fatherism, money politics and corruption would be eliminated.

She said it was time for government at all levels to truly serve the people’s interest and raise their hopes and opportunities.

The aspirant said that she worked with her late husband in the struggle for the actualisation of the June 12 elections annulled by the military regime of former president Ibrahim Babangida in 1993.

She, however, said ACCORD party was the new way that would lead the people to the promised land where true benefits of democracy would be received.

The aspirant urged the people to stand up and accept change, adding that her party had their interests at heart.

Onitire-Abiola had in 2013 declared her intention to contest the 2015 governorship seat in the state, but did not mention the platform on which she would contest. (NAN)