Obasanjo finally reveals what stopped Abiola from becoming president
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has identified “bad belle” as the reason the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, was prevented from becoming president.
Obasanjo who spoke at centenary celebrations of the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, said said “bad belle” did not allow the school produce another president.
The former military leader said without the moral virtues and sound education impacted on him by BBHS, he would not have become what he is today.
He also noted that the school moulded the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, former Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Prince Bola Ajibola, among others, into what they all became in life.
He said: “Today, there are distinguished old boys in all walks of life, i.e., private sector, academia, military and paramilitary, civil society, traditional rulership, etc. Such is the present President of Old Boys Association of BBHS, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku.
“I believe that I must not be too forgetful to leave out yours truly, the son of Obasanjo, a modest war-victorious General and former Military Head of State and former President of Nigeria. Chief M.K.O. Abiola, the first communication industry millionaire in Nigeria and the acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential election who was in a class by himself.
“If not for Nigerian bad belle, M.K.O. Abiola would have been President and with me as President, we would have needed one more old student of BBHS to be President for us to permanently locate it in BBHS after three times. And that is a challenge for up-and-coming generations of old boys.”