Following the recent revelations by the former Chief Security Officer to the late maximum ruler, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza al-Mustapha on the death of the late Chief Moshood Abiola, an Osun State-based pressure group, the Peoples Welfare League (PWL) has joined thousands of Nigerians, to call for the names of some political leaders who had hands in the murder of MKO.
The PWL said the revelation by al-Mustafa was of no good if he fails to mention the names of “some South-West” leaders, who conspired to kill the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.
According to the state coordinator of the PWL, Comrade Biodun Agboola, naming those that had hands in the death of MKO, either from the South-West or other parts of the country could help in taming the insurgency of national insecurity.
Al-Mustapha had told a Lagos State High Court on Monday that monies in three tranches of $200m, E75m and N500m were withdrawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria to appease South-West leaders over the death of Abiola.
He said the payments were made to the leaders by the government of General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd.), to douse tension in the region following the death of Abiola on July 7, 1998.
Agboola said: “We all know that some powerful people killed Abiola. What we don’t know is the set of people behind the killing.
“Now that al-Mustafa has testified in the court that some political leaders knew about MKO’s death, it is our right and obligation to know those who are responsible for the murder of Abiola.
“He should speak out and let the whole world know those responsible for Abiola’s death. And a question we need to ask al-Mustafa is why has he been keeping the truth to himself? Why is it necessary for him now to reveal the conspiracy surrounding the MKO’s death 13 years after?
The PWL Coordinator stressed: al-Mustafa should come out with facts and evidence to support his revelation. The law enforcement agencies should also swing into action to investigate his claim.
“The revelation is a good development and it is a sign that justice will soon come our ways on the death of Abiola”.
He stated this in a telephone interview with OSUN DEFENDER on Wednesday.