Former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida has finally disclosed why he annulled the June 12, 1993 election which presumed late Chief MKO Abiola, the winner.
IBB had alleged that his life was threatened by certain people in the military who didn’t want Abiola to become president.
This was disclosed by Tundun Abiola, daughter of the late Chief Abiola while speaking on Channels Television on Sunday.
Pulse ng reports, Tundun disclosed that IBB made this confession after he privately apologised to the late Chief Abiola’s family for annulling the election.
She said, “Regarding IBB, he has actually apologised to the family. IBB has said in public, but stopped short of apologising in public, that his life was threatened. He was afraid for his life.
“He was told by certain factors that, ‘Abiola must never become Commander-in-Chief of this country. We will kill him and we will kill you’. So, he was afraid; he has actually admitted to that publicly.
“He did not want to die, so he annulled the election. It does display the way the military perceived those they were ruling over. The entire country was in support of this man (MKO Abiola), but the military were like ‘We will not allow MKO.’ Who are you to say you’ll not allow when millions of Nigerians have spoken?”