Kudirat Abiola : A Brightly Glowing Green – Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin

The late Kudirat Abiola, a Nigerian pro-democracy campaigner has been described as a brightly glowing green.

In a remembrance note on Sunday, 4th June 2023 by the President of Women Arise. Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said, “Twenty-seven years ago this 4th June, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola rose to immortality.

“She was felled by the bullets of assassins in the uniform of State.

“The maximum monster reigned supreme. His shadow was cast on any who walked right in the land.

“Alhaja Kudirat Abiola walked right. She would not run. She would not flinch. She was killed for asking for justice.

“She was killed fighting for democracy in Nigeria.

“She was killed defining womanhood, dignity, and humanity.

“We must not forget that some swam in sweat. Some bled and some died. Kudirat died among others who have taken seats in Valhalla.

“This is why it pains that we are not very far away from the moment she paid the price.

“Yes, far in the physical distance perhaps. Far in the passage of time but not so far into the progress of democracy.

“Yet, her total dedication is retained in our memory as fresh as the day. Evergreen.

“As lucid as the vision of all the glorious compatriots whom we were favoured to rub shoulders with in the face of fire.

“Those who have gone ahead as the pantheon builds. The finest across generations of a beleaguered country.

“Among such is Kudirat situated. In the strong spirit of duty and commitment to justice.

“Every year on the 4th of June, we shall cause a special mention to be made of a rare Amazon. One we valued so greatly. One that we miss so much.

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