MKO Abiola’s son joins 2023 presidential race, says it’s time to right the wrong



Kola Abiola, son of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, has joined the presidential race for the 2023 general elections.


The chip off the old block will be running on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), in what political pundits see as a mindset to redeem his father’s lost mandate.

Kola declared his ambition on Thursday, April 14, at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, saying:  “Today makes my formal inroad after 27 years back into politics, seeing PRP as the only party that could give the youth such opportunity to make their number count.

He said:“I, particularly chose 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.

“It is a party that was started by the people and truly for the people. It is a party that has shown 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. It’s, therefore, time to right the wrong.

“I am one that believes in an equal opportunity employer, be it in employment, be it in business and equally in politics; 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 said.

Speaking on low participation of the youth in politics, Kola said: “We have a youth population that has been caught out the system, 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 make up over 75 per cent of the population an opportunity for their voice to be heard and their numbers to count.”

Also speaking, the Chairman of the party, Mr. Falalu Bello, said “I formally welcome you into our fold. Your antecedents speak volumes./Additional report from VanguardOnline/SHARE THIS

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