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Signed & Inscribed by the Author. Octavo, softbound (stiff white, black & white photo. illus. wrappers), 206 pp. Fine. From lower cover: This is the first authentic biography of Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, presumed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election in Nigeria. It captures the life and times of unarguably Nigeria's most flamboyant, richest and famous politician. It is about his parentage, birth, school years, his much-talked about rags-to-riches story, business exploits, military contacts, his foray into Nigeria's murky politics, his presidential election victory of June 12, 1993, why the election was voided and the concatenation of events that led to his tragic demise on July 7, 1998. MKO Abiola loomed large in all facets of Nigerian life; economic, politics, religion, education, culture, entertainment, information just name it. Thus, Abiola's odyssey, as this book reveals is a mini-history of Nigeria as a nation. In this book read the true account of Abiola's wealth, the assassination of Gen. Murtala Muhammed on February 13, 1976, the role of America's C.I.A., why and how Gen. Buhari was toppled, why and how Gen. Ibrahim Babangida came to power, the June 12, 1993 presidential election saga, the intrigues that catapulted Gen. Sani Abacha to power and how Nigeria's political Òmuckety murksÓ in alliance with their multinational Òdo-goodersÓ decided to push both Abacha and Abiola in 1998. Read about President Olusegun Obasanjo's roles in all coups in Nigeria, his C.I.A. connections an many more. This is not an apotheosis of MKO Abiola rather a straightforward, blow-by-blow account and an unbiased history of a political martyr and the various Òdramatis personaeÓ involved in Nigerian politics. This is history in motion...
Title: M. K. O. Abiola: The Authorized Biography of Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, Presumed Winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election in Nigeria.
Location Published: Tampa, FL: US African Christian Publishing, Inc., (2003).
Categories: African History
Seller ID: vita5409