The senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has spoken on the renaming of Abuja stadium after Moshood Abiola.
The senator, on Wednesday June 12, on his twitter page, said the renaming is a good thing as it is very commendable.
Sani said Abiola very much deserves the honor and as the late statesman was a pillar of sport.
The senator, however, pointed that the stadium has been in a bad state for long and the opportunity for the renaming should be used to renovate it.
It was earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari renamed the Abuja Stadium as the Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola Stadium.
The president made this decision in honor of the late businessman and presidential aspirant on Wednesday, June 12.
The late business mogul won a highly rated election which was later annulled by Ibrahim Babangida.
We also gathered that former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo came under fire from elder statesmen in the country for not recognizing the struggle of Late Chief Moshood Abiola and honoring him with June 12.
It was reported that Senator Ayo Fasanmi who is a chieftain of the Afenifere said Obasanjo was not the leader of the Yoruba people or the messiah of Nigerians.
He commended President Buhari for doing what Obasanjo failed to do.
He said: “Is Obasanjo the messiah now? He is not the messiah we are looking up to. As far as I am concerned, Obasanjo has become a spent force. He wants to be recognized as the one directing the affairs of the nation at every stage from the time he was military Head of State, civilian president, through the late President Umaru Yar’Adua time to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s period. He has the feeling that he knows it all.
“We should be careful about Obasanjo. I have my reservations about him. Yoruba must come together but not behind Obasanjo. Obasanjo can’t lead us. I can’t recognize any invitation from Obasanjo.”