A former National Security Adviser to ex-Head of State General Sanni Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has opened up on the circumstances surrounding the demise of M.Ok.O Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election.
Mustapha disclosed that leaders of NADECO went to the Presidential Villa, Abuja to gather hundreds of thousands of , barely 24 hours after Abiola’s demise.
Speaking on a programme on AIT, Mustapha alleged that Abiola died in Aguda House after taking a cup of tea.
As acknowledged by Mustapha, “If Abiola was alive, he would have been one in every of my witnesses which I do know received’t have occurred, we needs to be trying on the bigger points. The questions is why ought to Abiola be killed and why ought to they be indignant that I’m asking these questions?
“They ought to help me to uncover that first. Those who killed MKO Abiola shared cash and I don’t share cash, so they’re defending those that killed him and attacking me who has no cash to share.
“Ayo Opadokun, who’s busy insulting now and claiming he has by no means been to Abuja, after Abiola was killed, was flown in a presidential plane to the Villa. That was the identical time hundreds of thousands of have been introduced from the Central Bank and shared amongst some Yoruba leaders.
“I was at the villa trying to handover to the then Head of State and at that material time, some Yoruba leaders under NADECO came furious, charging and wanted to fight the government over the murder of Abiola,”he mentioned.
“I taped their arrival on the Presidential Villa and when you watch it they made all sought of nasty feedback about sacrificing for the Yoruba nation, you possibly can see the bitterness. But after they went in and got here out their perspective modified, they have been clapping palms, chatting inside themselves.
“When journalists requested in regards to the assembly with the then Head of State, the identical Opadokun mentioned the ‘matter of Abiola is gone and that is no longer an issue. It’s a forgotten situation and we’re going to forge forward.
“Abiola was killed few hours in the past, this is similar man, he, Opadokun, and NADECO members declare to be combating for however after they met the Head of State their remarks modified. However, now that I’m speaking about the identical man, I’m now an enemy.
“Abiola was in the parlour in Aguda House when he was administered a tea after which he fell on his face and was gasping for air before he died, this became a big issue,” he additionally mentioned.