Moshood Abiola

Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (* 24. August 1937 in Abeokuta; † 7. July 1998 in Abuja) was a nigerischer politician and businessman. It won 1993 the first democratic elections of Nigeria, which were cancelled however by Ibrahim Babangida. One year after proclaimed itself Abiola to the legal president of Nigeria, thereupon it was accused and locked up by the dictator Sani Abacha of the high treason. He deceased in the prison at a cardiac infarct briefly before his dismissal.


Moshood Abiola was the son of a poor, Muslim Yoruba - family in the south of Nigeria. Its central name Kashimawo is „lets us wait and see “ be called, which its nut/mother gave it, after she had suffered some abortions and many babies after short time had deceased.

It went first on the Islamic Nawar Ud-Deen School and the Christian African cent ral School. Abiola promivierte to the Baptist Boys' High School and received at the beginning of 1961 a scholarship that made bookkeeping in Scotland for him possible to study. it received its conclusion with honors to 1963 and worked as deputy chief accountants in Lagos University Teaching hospital. From 1969 to 1988 he worked finally for the American enterprise internationally telephones and Telecommunications and became even Managing Director and Chief Executive. This time let it become a rich man and it created several companies as for example the radio Communications OF Nigeria in the year 1974. It maintained business relations in 60 countries, its own Nigerian companies employed about 20,000 coworkers.

Its political career began Moshood Abiola only 1979 as it into national the party occurred. it began 1993 as a candidate for the Social Democratic party to the elections.

Abiola was married with several women, among its children is Yomi Abiola and Hafsat Abiola, a well-known Menschenrechtlerin, to be lifted out.


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