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Political party lauds renaming of Unilag

18 June 2012, 14:44

Abuja - Mr John Dara, chieftain of  the National Transformation Party (NTP), on Monday commended the Federal Government for renaming the University of Lagos after the late Moshood Abiola.

``Honouring late Chief MKO Abiola is politically correct and it is fair. There is none of the choices being suggested that will not be criticised.

``My take is that it has happened and we just have to accept it as we are a nation in search of heroes; we should make the best of it,’’ he said.

Dara said that students of the university should appreciate the contributions of late MKO Abiola towards democracy in the country, as the renaming had not changed the standard of the institution.

``Chief MKO Abiola was a hero of democracy and that should not be taken away as he had contributed toward the progress of the country.

``Although there have been different perceptions as to what Abiola stood for, that should not be the issue as the late business icon fought for the restoration of democratic governance in his country,’’ he  said.

He advised the students to pursue issues that would affect their education positively and forget  about the renaming of the institution.

The University of Lagos was renamed Moshood Abiola University by President Goodluck Jonathan during the national broadcast to mark the Democracy Day on May 29.



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