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Lest we forget, the evolution of democracy has its rich history in a rebellion against dictatorship, against monarchical institutions, against bigotry, and anything that prevents mass participation. Be that as it may, democratic governments function only to the extent of the understanding of the society and the political gladiators practising it. So, for the society to have a functional democratic system, it must have a robust understanding of the tenets as well as the intrinsic attributes of democracy so that it won’t appear alien to its practitioners and/or those over whom it is being practised. Since everybody will have to be part of it, it also has to be a general, not restricted, knowledge.

Despite being held peacefully across the country, the final result of the exercise was ‘stillborn’ as the then “self-styled” Military President, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida ordered the annulment of the poll, presumed to have been won by the late business mogul and philanthropist, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.