June 12, 1993 Presidential Election in Nigeria, In Search of Justice

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On June 12 1993, a presidential election was held in Nigeria and the two major candidates were Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, of the PDP, and Bashir Ottman Tofa of the NRC.

 

Out of abouut 14,293,386 valid votes Moshood Abiola won 8, 341, 309  or 58.36% of the votes, while his opponent won 5, 952, 087 or 41.64% of the of the valid votes cast.

 

However the bad news was that the election result was annulled by the then President- Ibrahim Babangida. Babangida resigned after widespread protests; leading to the emergence of an interim government led by Ernest Shonekan.

 

The significance of the election lies on  its recognition and acceptance as the free-st and fairest election ever held in Nigeria. The election symbolizes true democracy and  justice for Nigeria that never flourished.

 

However, all true progressives are not relenting, and the search for justice and fairness goes on in Nigeria. Join us on Facebook

 from Austin Aneke

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