JUNE 12, LIVES ON …

JUNE 12, LIVES ON …

June 12 is not just another calendar day in Nigeria; in progressive ideological circles, today is regarded as the authentic ‘Democracy Day’ as against the ‘May 29’ date popularly celebrated by the Federal Government.
The date is celebrated in honour of an annulled presidential election

That may sound strange to foreigners or young people without a knowledge of Nigerian history but the truth is ‘June 12’ is a celebration of an election won by the late chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, born August 24, 1937, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on June 12, 1993. The results of the election were however annulled, a decision that plunged Nigeria into crisis.

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