Kolawole Abiola, the eldest son of late businessman, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, lacks the necessary support from his family ahead of the 2023 general election.
Abiola is the presidential candidate of the People’s Redemption Party, PRP but his family members seem to have turned their backs on his political aspirations, instead supporting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC as their preferred candidate.
Kudirat Abiola’s son Ólalekan Abiola and MKO Abiola Mandate Group Managing Director Babatunde Dokunmu have publicly declared that they support Tinubu and will campaign for him to win the election because he represents the progressive tendencies that MKO Abiola stood and died for, adding that Tinubu is a visionary leader, who is competent and a philanthropist that performed excellently well when he was governor of Lagos State.
Olalekan added that it was his late father’s progressive tendencies that made him tag his campaign ‘Hope 93’ noting that it was thrilling that Tinubu dubbed his presidential campaign ‘Renewed Hope’.
According to him, the family had discussed with his father’s political structures, especially the MKO Abiola Mandate Group on mobilizing its structures nationwide for Tinubu. He noted that when his father sought the presidency in 1993, Tinubu supported him and it was the former Lagos governor, who discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to immortalize their father, including declaring June 12 Democracy Day.