Erstwhile Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has warned that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, might get ‘the MKO Abiola’ treatment during the presidential primaries of the party by the powerful cabal within the presidency.
Fayose sounded the note of warning in an open letter to Tinubu on Monday, which he personally signed.
He warned Tinubu that he was swimming against the tide and should proceed with extreme caution.
The letter read in part: “Going by the handwritings that are now clearly on the wall, if I may consider sir, I see you as one that may be swimming against the political tide of the cabal in your party.
“They are equally preparing for your actions and reactions and are fully set to contain same as they did to both Awolowo and Abiola.
“Unfortunately, your kingdom has been badly balkanised if what happened in Abeokuta is anything to go by.”
Fayose added, “for reasons of not being misrepresented, I will like to stop here and allow you to take your decisions, good or bad as a wise full-grown adult whom you are.
“The book of Proverbs 22 verse 3 reads, ‘Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it but unthinking people will walk into it’.”
MKO Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election.
However, he was denied victory and the result was controversially annulled by his friend General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.
Abiola was eventually detained by the military government of General Sani Abacha the following year for declaring himself President. He died four years later under controversial circumstances allegedly in the presence of some American Diplomats.