MKO Abiola’s son, Jamiu writes book on dad | Says “It is the best intellectual offer from a very close quarter”

Abdul Jamiu Abiodun Abiola…The Only MKO Abiola’s son who wrote book on Dad

17 years
after his demise on July 7, 1998, late business mogul turned politician Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola’s grass to grace story has been
documented in a book by his 5th son, Alhaji Abdul Jamiu Abiodun
The book titled “MKO Abiola:
The President
that never ruled
is the first literary account of the winner of the June 12 Presidential
election from a very close family member on life and times of the Egba born

MKO Abiola: The President that never
has two
editions; the Arabic edition and the English edition. However, the Arabic
Edition which is published by top Middle East Publishers, Arab Scientific Publishers Incorporated was released into the Arab
market on July 7, 2015 across major Arab countries like Egypt, UAE and Saudi

Jamiu Abiodun Abiola

Asabeafrika is the first blog to have an access
to the Arab version of the book which is already making waves on book shelves
in the aforementioned Arab countries
Jamiu Abiola who speaks 12 International
Languages is expected to release the English edition by late July or early
August and set to organize the launching program to coincide with Dad’s
posthumous birthday on August 24th. Jamiu who holds a traditional title (Shetima Rasheed) from the
Borno Emirate is Late Chief MKO Abiola’s
5th son and late martyr of Democracy Alhaja Kudirat Abiola’s second son. He is married to Khadija, fourth child of Nigeria’s
second indigenous Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Kam Salem of blessed memory and they both have four issues
(Two boys and two girls)

Jamiu Abiola’s first book, The Prisoner of Hope

Speaking to Asabeafrika inside his Opebi,
Ikeja-Lagos South West Nigeria home last Thursday morning, Jamiu who just returned from his publishers in Cairo said the
interest to write a book on his father was the biggest intention that ever
crossed his mind in the last 17 years of losing his dad to the Nigerian
political crisis. “Having stayed close to him, having moved with him on several
political outings during his last days on earth, there were things dad shared
with me that he was never opportune to share with anyone else which I feel
needed to be shared at this point in the history of our dear nation.  I think it was not a coincidence for him to
have shared those things with me and I feel he wants me to say make them public
some day no matter what. Dad was a very interesting man, to a large extent he
saw many things, he did many things for both the extra-ordinary and average
Nigerian, he was the first man to truly rise from grass to grace and if you
read my own account, you will understand better his story of grass to grace. He
was the real authentic billionaire who made his breakthrough out of sheer
optimism. For me, it is the biggest sacrifice a son can ever make for his

Abdul Jamiu Abiodun Abiola…The Only MKO Abiola’s son who wrote book on Dad

Jamiu Abiola’s Second Book, Realistic Hope

Jamiu who has written two books earlier “The
Prisoner of Conscience”
and “Realistic Hope” which were equally
published in both Arabic and English said his third book “MKO: The President
that never ruled”
is the biggest intellectual exercise he ever engaged
in as the work is a compendium of activities that lead to the unique birth,
growth, success and death of his legendary father “I have a feeling that a lot
of things revealed in this book have never been in the public domain before and
they will equally raise a lot of sentiment but I think above all, it is much
more reasonable to push them out in black and white than burry them all in one
full swing of emotional trauma”

Front Cover of the Arab edition of Jamiu Abiola’s New Book on Dad, MKO

On what he
intend to do with the 3 books which were published within a year, Jamiu opined that he might be launching
all the three in one day as work is put in top gear to ensure that copies of
the English Version of “MKO Abiola: The
President that never ruled”
is out in 3 weeks time”
Jamiu Abiola is a United States of America
trained social scientist with business interest in oil and gas, publishing and
real estate.

Back Cover of Jamiu Abiola’s New Book on Dad


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