President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the National Stadium Abuja to Moshood Abiola National Stadium as mark of honour to the late winner of the June 12 1993, Presidential Election.
This was announced by the president while delivering his 2019 June 12 Democracy Day celebration speech at the Eagles Square Abuja.
He said, “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National stadium henceforth, it will be called Moshood Abiola National stadium”.
Buhari also spoke about what must be done to atone for the wrongs done leading to the annulment of the June 12 election.
“As we all know, correcting injustice is a free requisite for peace and unity; as part of the processes of healing and reconciliation, I approved the recognition of June 12 as democracy day and invested the late Chief Abiola and Babagana Kingibe with national honours as I did with Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, the purpose was to partially atone for the trivial damage done in annulling the presidential elections of that year,” Buhari said.