Tobi Aworinde

Aliu, one of the children of the late Chief Moshood Abiola, has backed his sibling, AbdulMumuni’s criticism of the handling of their father’s assets.

AbdulMumuni, who is the youngest child of the late Kudirat Abiola, had in a statement on Friday accused Kola, Deji and Agboola of “playing god” with their late father’s properties.

He had said, “My brothers, sisters and I, totalling 40 children of Abiola, are not fighting with them. But we need to step out of our father’s shadow. Kola, Deji and Agboola have been peddling lies in the media about my efforts to bring about changes to the dwindling fortunes of the Abiola family.”

Aliu, in a telephone interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, expressed support for AbdulMumuni, saying their father’s assets should be used to the benefit of all his children, rather than a small group of people with no desire to carry anyone along.

He noted that no attempt had been made to carry the siblings along in the handling of their father’s properties.

He stated, “The truth of the matter is, when things of this nature happen — 20 years go by, and a certain group of people sit on the commonwealth of others — then definitely those who have been disenfranchised, like my brother, Abdul, and many of us as he mentioned, have to seek redress by any means available.

“So, the assets in question are assets that everyone knows were owned by our late father. Such assets should be used for the benefit of all his children, rather than a small group of people.

“There is a warehousing complex in Isolo, for instance, which is currently being leased out. Monies are being paid on annual basis for the property in question and no member of the family is taking any money from the money that is being paid.

“He (MKO Abiola) has the hangers at the airport that are being leased out — two of them are being leased out. Monies are being paid; nobody is taking a dime from that.”

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