Family, friends and associates are remembering Late Kudirat Abiola, wife of the self acclaimed winner of the June 12 Presidential Elections, Chief MKO Abiola on the 25th Anniversary of her assassination.
Born in 1951 in Zaria in Nigeria, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was the second woman to have married her husband. At the time of her death, she was his senior wife.
She was assassinated whilst her husband was being detained by the Nigerian Government after he was arrested shortly after the 1993 elections were annulled by the government of then dictator Ibrahim Babangida. The killing was the subject of an investigation and trial many years later
. Abiola died in her car from machine gun fire. Her driver also died. Her personal assistant, who was later accused of being involved with her assassins, was in the car but was not hurt.
Her husband continued to be detained without charge after her death. He died in suspicious circumstances just before it was said that he was to be released on 7 July 1998.
25years on, she is still fondly remembered for her steadfastness as she stood firmly by her husband during the struggle for the actualisation of his mandate.