Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, also known as M. K. O. Abiola GCFR (24 August 1937 – 7 July 1998) was a Nigerian businessman, publisher, politician and aristocrat of the Egba clan. He was the Aare Ona Kankafo XIV of Yorubaland.
Chief M. K. O. Abiola ran for the presidency in 1993, for which the election results were annulled by the preceding military president Ibrahim Babangida because of allegations that they were corrupt and unfair.
In the Year 1994, Chief M. K. O. Abiola declared himself the lawful president of Nigeria in the Epetedo area of Lagos island, an area mainly populated by (Yoruba) Lagos indigenes.
Having been incarcerated by the late General Sani Abacha, the abusive and oppressive military dictator who was Nigeria’s Head of State, Chief M. K. O, Abiola died in mysterious and suspicious circumstances while in the custody of the Nigeria Government led by its Head of State General Abdulsallam Abubakar, shortly after the death of late General Sani Abachi on the day that Chief M. K. O. Abiola was due to be released, 7 July 1998.