June 12: Ex-CJN, Belgore says Buhari’s award of GCFR to MKO Abiola illegal

June 12: Ex-CJN, Belgore says Buhari’s award of GCFR to MKO Abiola illegal

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A former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Alfa Belgore has said that the award of Nigeria’s highest national honour on late Moshood Abiola is illegal.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, named Abiola, winner of 1993 presidential election that was annulled by former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, a holder of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, 20 years after his death in 1998.

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Belgore, who was CJN from 2006 to 2007, said the national honours cannot be awarded posthumously, let alone the GCFR, which is the highest honour in the land.

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“It is not done. It is for people living.

“The only thing they could do is to name a place after him, but national honours award, no,” he told Premium Times.

Belgore also said he “was not consulted” by the Buhari administration, before the decision was taken.

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