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June 12 | MKO Abiola Day


Today is the 27th commemoration of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential Elections won by Chief M.K.O Abiola.

Annulled election as the most defining moment in Nigeria’s history, saying the struggle to free Nigerians from the shackles of bondage will continue until the country is restructured into federating units. 

For quite a while, Nigeria was under the jackboot of military standard and the privileges of its residents were decreased to that of subjects and the nation accordingly turned into an outcast element inside the universal network.

Nigerians suffered and fought to get whatever democratic space there is today. The symbolic adoption of June 12 as Nigeria’s ‘‘Democracy Day’’ from the erstwhile May 29 by the present administration, hypocritical as it sounded, is the result of the enduring impact of the struggle for democracy in our country. Beginning from the annulment 27 years ago, pro-democracy elements in the country have commemorated the date, serving as it were a vent for the yearnings for democratic rebirth.

“The struggle for the actualisation of the June 12 mandate given freely to late MKO Abiola in a free and fair election then was a long and hard one, to survive the military onslaughts.” 

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