Omoyele Sowore, the founder of Sahara Reporters, has expressed his displeasure with his news organization for referring to late Chief Ernest Shonekan as a Nigerian leader and calling him a traitor.
He said the deceased betrayed late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola in Nigeria’s struggle for true democracy prior to and after June 12, 1993.
“Chief Ernest Shonekan: A traitor to democracy.”
“I was shocked to read about Chief Ernest Shonekan’s death today at the age of 85. I couldn’t contain my rage at the articles that stated he was a “Nigerian leader,” especially Sahara Reporters.
“The truth is that Chief Shonekan was not a leader; he was a traitor who betrayed Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola and a betrayer of Nigeria’s fight for genuine democracy before and after June 12, 1993.”
“Also, contrary to popular belief, Chief Shonekan was not a “Interim Leader.” The illegal “Interim National Government” he led, which was put together by an equally evil traitor, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, was appropriately nullified by a Lagos High Court in 1993 after he occupied the office of “President” for only 84 days.
“Whether they are living or dead, Nigerians should bravely address the faults of this group of terrible people.” Even though she died at the age of 99, the death of Luca Hiriart, the widow of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, was met with derision throughout Chile.