Chief MKO Abiola’s Younger Brother Dies At 73


Alhaji Mubashiru Abiola, the surviving younger brother of
late businessman and politician, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, has been laid to rest.

He died around 9:30pm on Friday following failed battle
with an illness that kept him indoors for over two months.
His remains were interred beside his two late wives within
the family house at Gaa Sabo in Lafenwa area of Abeokuta.

He was 73.

The deceased, fondly called Uncle Bashy, was the rallying
point for the Abiola’s family since the death of his elder
brother and presumed winner of the June 12, 1993
presidential election annulled by the General Ibrahim
Babangida junta.

The Chief Imam of Gbagura, Prof. Kamaldeen Balogun, who conducted the Islamic funeral rite, said death was an
inevitable fate that would befall every mortal.

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