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June 12: My husband will turn in his grave for this honour, says Gani Fawehinmi’s wife


Ganiat Fawehinmi, the wife of late human right activist, Gani Fawehinmi also expressed joy that she was alive to witness the honour being bestowed to her husband by the Federal Government.

Fawenhimi was honoured along presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, MKO Abiola, his running mate, Babagana Kingibe.

“I was a bit disturbed. Every time the security will come, turn our house upside down, even his (Fawehinmi’s) office was broken into, they took away many files during IBB regime and they were not returned till date.

“So I just thank God that I am alive to witness today and I know that my husband will turn in the grave for this June 12 that is being actualised because he really fought and died for it.

“I believe God has a purpose for it. I believe that is how God wants it because you can’t run a race ahead of God. So, God has a purpose of actualising it today which is exactly 25 years after Hope ‘93 when Abiola wanted to be the President.”