Former President Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) said that the former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) cancelled the June 12, 1993 presidential election presumably won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale MKO Abiola due to “bad belle”.
Obasanjo made this statement on Sunday in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, after his investiture as a trustee of the Abeokuta Club.
The former head of state was honoured alongside Abiola.
Abiola was made a posthumous Vice-Patron of the club.
He said: “I want to thank the club for this honour being bestowed on me and the honour being bestowed on my school mate MKO Abiola which he richly deserved,” The Nation quoted Obasanjo as saying.
“When you win a cup three times, you keep that cup. Isn’t it? If not for bad belle, Abeokuta would have produced the President of Nigeria three times, in which case we should have kept it permanently.”