National Press Club

Events in Nigeria

August 30, 1993

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Run time: 58 minutes

President-elect Abiola talked with reporters about the political situation in his native Nigeria, where he was prevented from serving as president when a military coup occurred following the election. He said the population of Nigeria is undertaking a general strike in protest of the defeat of democracy represented by the military coup. Rep. Jefferson introduced the African leader, saying Chief Abiola held the full support of the Congressional Black Caucus. Chief Abiola responded to reporters' questions.