Browsing: June 12

Today is June 12, the anniversary of the 1993 presidential election in Nigeria’s Third Republic. The election was the outcome of General Ibrahim Babangida’s transitional process to civilian rule. Though the result of the election indicated a victory for Moshood Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), it was unofficial as it was not declared by the National Electoral Commission.

The sad event truly changed the narrative of Nigeria’s political landscape, culminating in the crisis that led to the death of many innocent people in the country. The struggle for the actualisation of the June 12 election became a sort of worry for some people, paving the way for today’s democracy.