Abiola’s Son Denies Contesting For APC National Youth Leader


Abdulmumin Abiola, a son of late MKO Abiola, has denied vying for the position of the National Youth leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, at the last National Convention of the party, which held in Abuja on June 23.

“I did not run. If I ran I would have bought a form and done screening. I didn’t do all of that,” Abdulmumin said at the launch of ‘Fighting Lions’, a book published by Ovation, in honour of his father, the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election.

Abdulmumin was said to have declared his intention at a session with selected journalists in Lagos. But the youngest son of Abiola has said that he did not officially declare to contest the position.

He explained that, “I was actually speaking to a comrade. I was telling him that I will like to work for the party, for Buhari to do such a thing (honour) for my dad with the influence of APC.

“I was asking him what I could do to achieve my aim. So, he was now listing the positions available in the party, which included the National Youth Leader of the APC.”

Abdulmumin said that he had signified interest in the National Youth Leader position of the party.

“Apparently, there was a journalist in the room, who was really excited about the news, thinking that was what I intend to do and he ran with it,” Abdulmumin told Newsbreak.ng.

Abdulmumin, however said that he has a political ambition, which he said will be made public in 2023.

“I am definitely going to run but I am not going to run until 2023. And the reason for that is I also want to build myself a little bit more so that I will have a lot more to give back to my people,” he said.


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