A group, Coalition In Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, has warned Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and Femi Falana, a human right activist, to be wary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s deceit.
It said their invitation to the investiture of MKO Abiola as Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, was a mere antic by his failing government to win sympathy ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The CDNDC said in a statement by its Convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, that other Nigerians and global observers, would be watching to see how the politically sophisticated people of the South-West handle a “clearly contrived June 12 ceremony designed to serve as an elixir to a fading administration.”
It added, “How did the President Buhari arrive at the decision to honour MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi and a deserter, Babagana Kingibe, who betrayed Abiola, together in a list of three, without in equal manner acknowledges the sacrifice of Alfred Rewane, Bagauda Kaltho, Kudirat Abiola, Abraham Adesanya and even the NADECO ship that paddled the struggle?”
The group also said if Gani was alive, he would have rejected the GCON award given the failings of the Buhari-led Federal Government.