Abiola was no firebrand political reformer and he was unlikely to rock the boat or risk confrontation. In many ways, he was part of Nigeria's corrupt elite. A government led by him would have continued with business and corrupt dealings as usual. His emergence was predicated on his membership of the corrupt elite.
In the end, the same military Leviathan which Abiola sponsored ended up devouring him.
whether Abiola would have made a good president is an ambiguous one. But the truth is that the annulment denied this country a fresh and good re-beginning. An Abiola president would have made all the mistakes obasanjo made between 1999-2007 and we would probably have overcome most of these problems by now.
Abiola remains a democratic symbol, good president or not.
the bible says, those who live by sword will die by sword.
a more correct answer to the question will come if one will first ask, was abiola a good follower? and because the answer to the later is no, the answer to the former will also be no.
this was a man who lived all his life dinning and wining with the military at the detriment of the masses. a man whose foryune originated from the international telecommunication contract with which fela made his song which is called itt.
abiola was a wolf is sheep's skin. he lived a decietful life but nemesis was what he faced at the end and he was decieved to death.
i don't those celebrating him and his democracy day as his election was the best nigeria cld not have but nature has a better way of giving back to people what they have given to others in the past.
even in his grave now, he will not believe that his own military cld disgrace him to that large extent. cld u imagine the man was celebrating abacha's coup as a ladder to his dream throne.
who wld know that obj a co jail bird will turn out to be a tiger to ppl who sympathized with him?
It's a simple question. What would you say about a man who wants to lead a nation, yet, is a negative religious zealot? I remember he overturned a ship-full Holy Bible and asked to pay for it. Now, just what would that have turned around to be if he was a President? He would have been another Principal of those in the High school of "christian killers" in Jos.