The Federal Government has renamed the National Stadium in Abuja, to MKO Abiola Stadium.
Abiola ran as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, on June 12th, 1993.
The election, which indicated that Abiola would be the winner, was adjudged the freest and fairest in Nigerian history.
But the results was annulled by the military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida.
In his honour, President Muhammadu Buhari declared the election day June 12th, as democracy day, and fulfilled his pledge to immortalize the sports philanthropist, by renaming the Abuja National Stadium after him.