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Moshood Abiola
Born (1937-08-24)August 24, 1937
Abeokuta
Died July 7, 1998(1998-07-07) (aged 60)
Abuja
Nationality Nigerian
Other names M.K.O Abiola
Occupation Tycoon
Known for Philanthropy

Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (August 24, 1937 – July 7, 1998), often referred to as M. K. O. Abiola, was a popular Nigerian Yoruba businessman, publisher, politician and aristocrat of the Egba clan. He ran for the presidency in 1993, and is widely regarded as the presumed winner of the inconclusive election since no official final results were announced. He died in 1998, after being denied victory when the entire election results were dubiously annulled by the preceding military president Ibrahim Babangida because of alleged evidence that they were corrupt and unfair.