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June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by nairavsdollars(f): 8:22pm On Jun 12, 2019
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.

Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the National Stadium, Abuja after Abiola said former President Olusegun Obasanjo was begged to name the stadium after Abiola when it was built in 2003 but he refused.

He said “I congratulate Nigerians and all of us who have always believed that Abiola was entitled to be remembered and renaming the National Stadium Abuja after him as Moshood Abiola National Stadium is a befitting monument to his memory. The stadium was built during the tenure of Obasanjo in 2003”.

“There was appeal by Nigerians to Obasanjo to name the stadium after MKO Abiola, but he refused to do it for reasons best known to him”.

“Jonathan on his part had an opportunity to name a monument after Abiola and he did by changing the name of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). By doing this, he was localising the status of Abiola and in a way, ethnicising it. UNILAG is located in the South-West which is populated by the Yoruba which is Abiola’s tribe”.

“So, it was inevitable that renaming UNILAG after Abiola will be interpreted as portraying Abiola as an ethnic champion, when as a matter of fact; Abiola won a national or presidential election in which all Nigerians voted. He even defeated Bashir Tofa his opponent in his polling booth” he said.
https://www.independent.ng/june-12-jonathan-reduced-mko-abiola-to-ethnic-champion-tony-momoh/

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by hisexcellency34: 8:26pm On Jun 12, 2019
Jonathan meant well by renaming UNILAG after Abiola but he is a coward by reversing it after the protest. Would Buhari or OBJ have reversed it?

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Kingosytex(m): 8:29pm On Jun 12, 2019
hisexcellency34:
Jonathan meant well by renaming UNILAG after Abiola but he is a coward by reversing it after the protest. Would Buhari or OBJ have reversed it?


OBJ and buhari are army generals so they don't give a f**k

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by hisexcellency34: 8:31pm On Jun 12, 2019
That's one xteristics of a good leader

Kingosytex:



OBJ and buhari are army generals so they don't give a f**k

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by dadavivo: 8:31pm On Jun 12, 2019
This Tony MuMu is a twin brother to that Muric foolish man.

It's about time Buhari gives Tony MuMu appointment for his good work in attacking Jonathan every month.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Kingosytex(m): 8:34pm On Jun 12, 2019
to rule this country, you must be ruthless and hard-hearted, it is a pity that GEJ lacked those attributes

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by stephleena(f): 8:40pm On Jun 12, 2019
Kingosytex:
to rule this country, you must be ruthless and hard-hearted, it is a pity that GEJ lacked those attributes
Yeah. A leader has to inspire a Little bit of fear.
Jonathan was too soft for Nigeria

Then the devil sent his twin to take over.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Goke7: 8:45pm On Jun 12, 2019
Pls let's just move on, GEJ tried better than Obj in recognizing Abiola

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Bolustical: 8:46pm On Jun 12, 2019
The calibre of people around GEJ never advised him well. Even if he was a dunce, his hordes of advisers ought to have told him it was a bad idea to rename UNILAG.

National figures are honoured with symbolic things such as currencies, popular national monuments, stadia, airports and not higher institutions from the person backyard.

Apart from naming universities after Zik, Ahmadu Bello and Awolowo, they were further dignified by putting their names on different denominations and naming airports after them respectively.

We already had Moshood Abiola Poly, why naming him after an institution again?

PMB did the right thing.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Upton: 8:48pm On Jun 12, 2019
Heh
Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Sunnick(m): 8:56pm On Jun 12, 2019
nairavsdollars:
as a matter of fact; Abiola won a national or presidential election in which all Nigerians voted. He even defeated Bashir Tofa his opponent in his polling booth” he said.

Same way buhari won atiku. End of story

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by hisexcellency34: 8:57pm On Jun 12, 2019
Exactly. Pushed hither n thither

Kingosytex:
to rule this country, you must be ruthless and hard-hearted, it is a pity that GEJ lacked those attributes
Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Bolustical: 8:57pm On Jun 12, 2019
Majority of GEJ's advisers were from the SE and wouldn't want him to honour him right even if they know the right things to do.

They were the only region who refused to vote for Abiola because he is obviously a Yoruba man.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by CyynthiaKiss(f): 9:04pm On Jun 12, 2019
Bolustical:
Majority of GEJ's advisers were from the SE and wouldn't want him to honour him right even if they know the right things to do.

[s]They were the only region who refused to vote for Abiola because he is obviously a Yoruba man.
[[/s]
Empty skulls are very easy to spot.. Commenting because others are commenting even when they have nothing reasonable to say . This is how they are both online and offline.. Meet them offline and engage them in debate, you will weep.
Infact , you will give up because while discussing with them, they will be telling you "I heard ", "My Iman told me", "Allah said " bla bla bla.. No meaningful response from them.. They can't do ordinary research even when they have access to internet...That is how they were created.. Just like when you give a blind man Television.
Meanwhile, Whether Igbos rejected Abiola who was backstabed and killed by one of his own, rejected by one of his own and shared his meat as well by his kinsmen, it's nobody's business.. This is democracy and no apology will be renderd to any body or group who is not satisfied with their choice of candidate..
Ohaneze rubbed it on Buhar's face that they will reject him again if there is anything like third term despite knowing the fact that Buhari has a dictatorial tendency, na bloody civilian like Abiola go give Igbos sleepless nights ?

And for the purpose of records, the attached below is the result of states won and Lost by Abiola and Tofa .. The person I quoted is a myopic Yoruba Muslim. He's one of the reasons why Yoruba Muslim re suffering on nairaland..

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by myddmodnabastard: 9:25pm On Jun 12, 2019
I swear this man is mad internationally did obasanjo even remember mko is it because Nigerian are coward they have not started stoning you as you asked them to do if you don't perform after 4 years anyway oyibo to fun igbira loti mun loje ki igbira so oyinbo he said give me another tumbla if those senseless aboki bastard animals in human skin did not re elect your fail government you wouldn't have been saying thes rubbish weyrey

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Bolustical: 9:27pm On Jun 12, 2019
[s]
CyynthiaKiss:

Empty skulls are very easy to spot.. Commenting because others are commenting even when they have nothing reasonable to say . This is how they are both online and offline.. Meet them offline and engage them in debate, you will weep.
Infact , you will give up because while discussing with them they will be telling you "I heard ", "My Iman told me", bla bla bla.. No meaningful response from them.. They can't do ordinary research even when they have access to internet.
Whether Igbos rejected Abiola who was backstabed and killed by one of his own, it's nobody's business.. This is democracy and no apology will be renderd to any group of people..

And to the nairaland visitors, the attached below is the result of states won and Lost by Abiola and Tofa
[/s]
This is a very daft response.

Out of four SE states, Abiola managed to win just one.

Was that the same way you gave GEJ and Atiku 1 out of 5 states?

You preferred northerners over your co-southerner. Years later, you people started talking about southern unity when in fact you have always been the region stoking hatred.

Same way with NCNC/NPC and bringing Zik out of retirement to divide the southern votes.

Na you people dey cry pass now.

Majority tribe now minority.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by stephleena(f): 9:44pm On Jun 12, 2019
CyynthiaKiss:

Empty skulls are very easy to spot.. Commenting because others are commenting even when they have nothing reasonable to say . This is how they are both online and offline.. Meet them offline and engage them in debate, you will weep.
Infact , you will give up because while discussing with them, they will be telling you "I heard ", "My Iman told me", "Allah said " bla bla bla.. No meaningful response from them.. They can't do ordinary research even when they have access to internet...That is how they were created.. Just like when you give a blind man Television.
Meanwhile, Whether Igbos rejected Abiola who was backstabed and killed by one of his own, rejected by one of his own, it's nobody's business.. This is democracy and no apology will be renderd to any body or group who is not satisfied with their choice of candidate..
Ohaneze rubbed it on Buhar's face that they will reject him again if there is anything like third term despite knowing the fact that Buhari has a dictatorial tendency, na bloody civilian like Abiola go give Igbos sleepless nights ?

And to the nairaland visitors, the attached below is the result of states won and Lost by Abiola and Tofa .. The person I quoted is a Yoruba Muslim. He's one of the reasons why Yoruba Muslim re being demonised on this forum.
preach sister!

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by stephleena(f): 9:46pm On Jun 12, 2019
Bolustical:
[s][/s]
This is a very daft response.

Out of four SE states, Abiola managed to win just one.

Was that the same way you gave GEJ and Atiku 1 out of 5 states?

You preferred northerners over your co-southerner. Years later, you people started talking about southern unity when in fact you have always been the region stoking hatred.

Same way with NCNC/NPC and bringing Zik out of retirement to divide the southern votes.

Na you people dey cry pass now.

Majority tribe now minority.
Say it without tears.
Salahudeen borrow sense!

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Bolustical: 9:53pm On Jun 12, 2019
stephleena:

Salahudeen borrow sense for once.
I know it's too much for you.

You can use the change to buy kerosene. grin

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by emmamajesty: 10:11pm On Jun 12, 2019
wait oh which stadium the abandoned abuja stadium me I even prefer unilag

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by deomelo: 10:17pm On Jun 12, 2019
Bolustical:

I know it's too much for you.

You can use the change to buy kerosene. grin



use the change to buy kerosene.



Funniest of the day


grin grin grin

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Alonge25: 10:29pm On Jun 12, 2019
Was Ahmadu Bello reduced to local championship when Northern University Zaria was named after him? Now Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Our leaders, at times, I don't know how they reason. Just for him to score political point. You are wrong this time sir.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by stephleena(f): 10:37pm On Jun 12, 2019
Bolustical:

At least the red oil soup and kpanla wouldn't give me yam legs nor flat heads grin
Says a cone-shaped headed man with railway lines as tribal marks .

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Nobody: 6:16am On Jun 13, 2019
Even after 4 years... GEJ is still on everyone's lips.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by TSRC: 6:48am On Jun 13, 2019
Bolustical:
[s][/s]
This is a very daft response.

Out of four SE states, Abiola managed to win just one.

Was that the same way you gave GEJ and Atiku 1 out of 5 states?

You preferred northerners over your co-southerner. Years later, you people started talking about southern unity when in fact you have always been the region stoking hatred.

Same way with NCNC/NPC and bringing Zik out of retirement to divide the southern votes.

Na you people dey cry pass now.

Majority tribe now minority.
And so?
Was he entitled to win igbo votes? What did he do for the south east?
When did abiola become the second coming of george washington?
He was a corrupt man who won based on philantropism.

Instead of you to attack your useless coward yoruba leaders that sold him off.
It was even a brave igbo inec chairman that declared his presidency.
Bloody revisionist.

Igbos will always be great. We will always lead in things that matter.
Opposition is not a crime. An ethnic group was in opposition for 16 years and nothing happened.
Your yoruba elders also cried for 16 years about being marginalized.

Jolly just come.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by superlightning: 7:51am On Jun 13, 2019
Bolustical:
The calibre of people around GEJ never advised him well. Even if he was a dunce, his hordes of advisers ought to have told him it was a bad idea to rename UNILAG.

National figures are honoured with symbolic things such as currencies, popular national monuments, stadia, airports and not higher institutions from the person backyard.

Apart from naming universities after Zik, Ahmadu Bello and Awolowo, they were further dignified by putting their names on different denominations and naming airports after them respectively.

We already had Moshood Abiola Poly, why naming him after an institution again?

PMB did the right thing.

Hypocrite.

GEJ named a Federal Institution after Abiola, but you losers who will never see anything good about GEJ upturned the gesture into an ethnic stance.

God bless GEJ

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by superlightning: 7:54am On Jun 13, 2019
nairavsdollars:
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.

Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the National Stadium, Abuja after Abiola said former President Olusegun Obasanjo was begged to name the stadium after Abiola when it was built in 2003 but he refused.

He said “I congratulate Nigerians and all of us who have always believed that Abiola was entitled to be remembered and renaming the National Stadium Abuja after him as Moshood Abiola National Stadium is a befitting monument to his memory. The stadium was built during the tenure of Obasanjo in 2003”.

“There was appeal by Nigerians to Obasanjo to name the stadium after MKO Abiola, but he refused to do it for reasons best known to him”.

“Jonathan on his part had an opportunity to name a monument after Abiola and he did by changing the name of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). By doing this, he was localising the status of Abiola and in a way, ethnicising it. UNILAG is located in the South-West which is populated by the Yoruba which is Abiola’s tribe”.

“So, it was inevitable that renaming UNILAG after Abiola will be interpreted as portraying Abiola as an ethnic champion, when as a matter of fact; Abiola won a national or presidential election in which all Nigerians voted. He even defeated Bashir Tofa his opponent in his polling booth” he said.
https://www.independent.ng/june-12-jonathan-reduced-mko-abiola-to-ethnic-champion-tony-momoh/

Tony Momoh is an illiterate.

Is UNILAG not a FEDERAL institution?

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by mrnigerdelta: 8:13am On Jun 13, 2019
Tony momoh is an idiot

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by overall90: 8:30am On Jun 13, 2019
This Tony mumu is an idiot.
the main reason the opponents of the renaming of UNILAG gave was that the name UNILAG is an international brand and here he is talking about Abiola being reduced to a local champion.
you see all these ass licking by southerners in the name of politics will eventually come back to hunt them.

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