The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo CFR, is one of the Dignities attending the formal conferment of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR on MKO Abiola in Abuja on Tuesday June 12.
The ceremony would be performed by the President and Commander-in- Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari had announced last week, through an executive order that Chief MKO Abiola was recognised as the winner of 1993 Presidential Elections and consequently a past President of Nigeria.
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The ceremony coming up tomorrow is to posthumously awarding the highest hounor reserved for the President and Heads of States, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR.
Other beneficiaries of the awards are MKO Abiola’s running mate, Ahlaji Baba Gana Kingibe, GCON and the Human Rights Activist and Lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, would also bags posthumous award of GCON.
Other notable invitees to the ceremony included Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka and Mr Femi Falana, Human Rights Activist and lawyer.
It would be recalled that Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo had addressed a Press Conference last week where he thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, on behalf of the Egba people at home and in diaspora, for his sense of justice, probity and integrity as well as for healing of the wounds of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, acclaimed to be the best and freest in the history of Nigeria.