It is one of the most difficult things to do by a sitting president, but Muhammadu Buhari has done it anyway.

Buhari appologised to the family of the late MKO Abiola on behalf of the federal government.

Speaking at the special National Honours Investiture for late Chief MKO Abiola, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the State House Abuja, Buhari was humble enough to tender an unreserved apology to the Abiola family.

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“On behalf of the Federal Government, I tender the nation’s apology to the family of the Late MKO Abiola, who got the highest votes in the June 12, 1993 election; and to all those who lost their loved ones in the cause of the June 12 struggle.

"The decision and this event is not an attempt to open old wounds, but to put right a national wrong." He said.

Buhari had declared June 12 Democracy Day, as against May 29 originally set aside to celebrate Nigeria’s democracy.

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