Abiola’s Daughter Denies Attacking Critics of Buhari


Martins Ifijeh

The Founder, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, and the daughter of Chief MKO Abiola, Mrs Hafsat Abiola-Costello, has denied attacking critics of President Muhammadu Buhari, led administration.

She said the articles circulating on social media titled: ‘Hafsat, Abiola-Castelo, response to critics’ and ‘Hafsat Abiola Goes Ballistic’ which were attributed to her were false, as she did not author any of them.

Stating this in a statement made available to THISDAY monday, Abiola-Costello said she would continue to express her deepest appreciation to President Buhari for the validation of June 12 and the conferment of Nigeria’s highest honour on her father, adding that the conferment of the second highest honour on his running mate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, and the people’s defender, Gani Fawehinmi were in order.

“I also see how the shift in the allocation of resources by this administration is better for the diversification of our economy and for economic development. However, it is not my way to attack anyone who is opposed to the current administration. I respect the right that each individual has to form his or her political opinion.

“My prayer is that we do what is best for our country in the coming elections. May we have the wisdom to discern the sincere from the insincere; the committed from the unreliable; the doer from those who may say what we want to hear but lack the courage to act in our collective interest,” she said.

She therefore thanked those who brought the false statement to her attention.