Mubashiru Abi­ola lived an hon­est life –IBB

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

For­mer mil­i­tary pres­i­dent, Gen­eral Ibrahim Badamasi Ba­bangida, said yesterday that late Mubashiru Abi­ola lived a hon­est life.

Mubashiru, younger brother of late Mos­hood Abi­ola, died re­cently at his home in Gaa Sabo area of Abeokuta, af­ter a pro­tracted ill­ness.

In a con­do­lence mes­sage to the fam­ily, the for­mer mil­i­tary pres­i­dent said the de­ceased was very downto-earth, unas­sum­ing, and a de­vout Mus­lim, whose sense of pur­pose was not in doubt.

“I had a very ro­bust and close re­la­tion­ship with him; a re­la­tion­ship that spanned over three decades. De­spite the an­nul­ment of June 12 gen­eral elec­tions pre­sumed to have been won by his el­der brother and ir­re­spec­tive of the back­lash, our re­la­tion­ship still blos­somed; largely be­cause he un­der­stood the cir­cum­stances that ne­ces­si­tated our ac­tion,” he said.

The for­mer leader also de­scribed the late Mubashiru as a bru­tally frank fam­ily man who ab­horred mal­ice.

“Though his death came to me as a shock, I am con­soled by the fact that he lived a very hon­est and straight-for­ward life. I feel a sense of per­sonal loss at the news of his death, but since death is the last tes­ta­ment of man, one can only wish the Almighty Al­lah grant him Al­janat Fir­daus and con­sole the fam­ily he left be­hind’’, he added.

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