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
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.