Monday, 13 June 2016

Nigerians Remember Late Chief M.K.O. Abiola

                                         Late Chief M.K.O. Abiola

Yesterday Nigerians across many cities remembered late Chief M.K.O. Abiola the undeclared winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections. Abiola who contested the presidential elections under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) won majority of the votes declared by National Electoral Commission (NEC). However, Military President Ibrahim Babaginda annulled the elections on flimsy excuses. Abiola later declared himself president leading to his arrest by General Sani Abacha the then military head of state. Abiola died in prison on July 7, 1998. Nigerians have chosen June 12 of every year as Democracy Day in commemoration of late Chief Abiola, the presumed winner of the presidential elections.

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