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Abiola’s children became 55 from 103 after DNA tests, son reveals

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Mr Abdul Abiola, one of the sons of the late business mogul and winner of the annulled 1993 presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola has disclosed that the children of the businessman pruned from 103 to 55 with DNA tests.

Abdul said this while speaking on the MicOnPodcast, anchored by Seun Okinbaloye.

He said when his father was alive, he was paying for 103 children he believed were his own, born by over 40 wives.

Abdul disclosed that after the demise of the politician, all the children were subjected to DNA tests and as a result of this, the bonafide children of MKO were pruned down to 55.

He said, “The Abiola family were not that much, but people thought we were a lot—just 55 children. There were 40 wives, but I think they (the wives) were about forty-something according to the will. Most of the wives had maybe one or two children for my daddy.

“When my father was alive, he paid the fees of about 103 children. But like I said, not all of them were his. After the blood tests (DNA), we happened to be 55, a manageable number if we were in a country of 200 million people. You’ll think my father was enjoying himself, but not that much. Only 55 children with all the time he had.”

Furthermore, he said he reached out to all of them as adults to strategise and restructure their father’s business, but the plan failed.

To ensure unity among his children, Mr Abiola said his father’s will specified that everything (MKO Abiola’s properties) should be sold after the wives received their shares and the proceeds divided among the children.

 

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