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Observing June 12: What Should We Remember Or Commemorate?

June 12 1993 Presidential Election

Besides October 1, 1960 and January 15, 1966, June 12, 1993 is another date that has shambled into the memories of Nigeria’s history. Looking back through the lens of history and time, June 12, 1993 was that day in Nigeria when heaven tore and rained ugly angels; that day democracy was murdered in hot blood; that day the freest and fairest election in Nigeria was annulled to keep the mantle in the hands of those, in other words, puppets, THEY can control. Continue reading Observing June 12: What Should We Remember Or Commemorate?

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President Babangida’s Annulment Speech of June 12,1993 Presidential Election

Ibrahim Babangida
President Ibrahim Babangida

Here is President Ibrahim Babangida’s speech annulling the presidential election of June 12, 1993.

 

Fellow Nigerians:

I address you today with a deep sense of world history and particularly of the history of our great country. In the aftermath of the recently annulled Presidential Election, I feel, as I believe you yourself feel, a profound sense of disappointment at the outcome of our last efforts at laying the foundation of a viable democratic system of government in Nigeria.

I therefore wish, on behalf of myself and members of the National Defence and Security Council and indeed of my entire administration, to feel with my fellow countrymen and women for the cancellation of the election. It was a rather disappointing experience in the course of carrying through the last election of the transition to civil rule programme.

Nigeria has come a long way since this administration assumed power and leadership about eight years ago. In the attempt to grapple with the critical and monumental problems and challenges of National existence and social progress, this administration inaugurated and pursued sound and justifiable policies and programmes of reform. Continue reading President Babangida’s Annulment Speech of June 12,1993 Presidential Election