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Habiba Abiola Late Chief MKO Abiola daughter misses dad

The celebrations which coincided with her birthday reminded her of the many years she missed being with a father on her special day.

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Meet Miss Habiba Abiola one of the daughters of the late Chief MKO Abiola, who clocked 30 years on June 12.

The celebrations which coincided with her birthday reminded her of the many years she missed being with a father on her special day.  

''At 8 years old, I could not begin to understand the importance and significance of such a tremendous victory by my father. I did not realize it was the beginning of true democracy but also eventually the end of many years of military rule. To many, Bashorun MKO Abiola was just an accountant, philanthropist and politician. To us his children, he was just Dad. Our family paid the ultimate price and we still miss him dearly, today we all sing and rejoice that Change is here. But we must not forget the struggle and the lives that were lost for the benefit we as Nigerian citizens reap today. As a daughter to my hero and Nigerian citizen, I want to urge the nation not to forget the lives my father touched directly and indirectly and the sacrifices he made for all of us. I remain proud of my father’s legacies'' she said.

Abiola also said that her father’s legacy paved the way for future democratic governments in Nigeria.

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