Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says there cannot be closure on the death of Chief MKO Abiola until some of the challenges and anomalies in the country have been addressed and eliminated.
Soyinka, who said this at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of Abiola organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative at MKO Abiola's graveside in Ikeja, on Sunday, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari "to lead by example by obeying the dictates of the law, so that other Nigerians can follow suit."
Soyinka said, "This is the first gathering in honour of MKO Abiola after the formal recognition by the Federal Government that he was duly elected, and that he is a past president of this nation.
"Just when we thought we were dealing with Boko Haram, then came these nomadic herdsmen armed with AK-47, and gradually, the kind of harmonious relationships that existed between various productive arms of this nation begins to disappear.
Also speaking, a human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), said a team of lawyers was being set up to reopen the matter on the death of Abiola at the international court, so that justice would be served.
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