Celebrity publisher, Dele Momodu, has said that he would always be grateful to the late winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola.
Mr Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, said this on Tuesday in reaction to a tweet.
“I will always thank CHIEF MOSHOOD KASHIMAWO OLAWALE ABIOLA for teaching me how to fish in international waters instead of swimming in the purified local waters,” he said.
Abiola won the 1993 presidential election which was annulled by former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida.
In May 1988, Momodu got his first job as staff writer with African Concord magazine, owned by late Abiola.
A year later, Momodu was transferred to Weekend Concord as a pioneer staff.
He rose to the position of literary editor May 1989 and within six months became news editor of the Weekend Concord.
In 1993, Momodu resigned to join the Moshood Abiola Presidential Campaign Organisation.
Momodu was arrested and detained at Alagbon Close in Lagos, after the annulment of the election.
He managed to escape by masquerading as a farmer through the Seme border into Cotonou, Benin Republic, from where he fled to Togo, Ghana and eventually to the United Kingdom.