Nigerian politicianDied when: 60 years 317 days (730 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola GCFR, also known as M.K.O.Abiola (24 August 1937 – 7 July 1998) was a Nigerian businessman, publisher, and politician.
He was the Aare Ona Kankafo XIV of Yorubaland and an aristocrat of the Egba clan.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.
Abiola was awarded the GCFR posthumously on 6 June 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria's democracy day was changed to June 12.
Abiola was a personal friend of Ibrahim Babangida and he is believed to have supported Babangida's coming to power.Abiola's support in the June 1993 presidential election cut across all geo-political zones and religious divisions, among a few politicians to accomplish such a spread during his time.
By the time of his death, he had become an unexpected symbol of democracy.