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Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale

Born: 1937 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: Nigerian
Categories: Businessmen, Politicial Adviser

1937 – Born on the 24th of August in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

1993 – He was denied the opportunity to become President when the election results
        were annulled by a court during the regime of Ibrahim Babangida on the 12th of June.

        – He was the candidate of the Social Democratic Party.

        – When he declared himself the lawful president of Nigeria, he was accused of treason
          and imprisoned.

1996 – His wife, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, was murdered during a demonstration for the release
       of her husband.

       – His daughter Hafsat Aboila later became a democracy activist and founded the Kudirat
          Initiative for Democracy in honor of her mother.

1998 – He died in captivity of a heart attack on the 7th of July.