A daughter of M.K.O Abiola said Obasanjo was handpicked to be president by the military regime and he was not elected. She said it was to compensate the people of the South-West region for the death of her father, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election.
“Obasanjo was appointed the president, he was not elected president. We did not have any election in 1999, we had a coronation,” Tundun stated during an interview on Rubbin Minds on Channels Television. She made the comments in reaction to the declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day and the posthumous award of GCFR conferred Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tundun also criticised Obasanjo for failing to recognize her late father for his contributions to the nation’s development.
President Obasanjo and my father had a relationship then; so what happened in their lifetime continued even after my father was dead. He cannot bear the idea of Moshood Abiola so he did not do it,” she claimed.