President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR).
Buhari made the remark during the celebration of 2019 Democracy Day Address at the Eagles Square, Abuja. He said;
“Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National stadium henceforth, it will be called Moshood Abiola National stadium”.
Abiola had run for the presidency in 1993, but the election results were annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida.
Buhari, on the 6th of June 2018 had also awarded Abiola posthumously with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), meant only for Presidents.