Why I annulled June 12 election- Ex-president Babangida reveals

Twenty four years after the annulment of the freest election ever held in Nigeria history. The main player in the saga, the Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has finally revealed why he annulled June 12 presidential election adjudged to be one of the country’s best election till date.

The June 12 presidential election which was been won by the late politician and philanthropist MKO Abiola was annulled. The incident led to the country to one of its darkness moment as few months later the military under the leadership of Gen. Sani Abacha overthrew the Interim Government.

According former president Ibrahim Banbagda, 75. He was compelled to nullify the election following security threats to the enthronement of a democratic government at that time

For the first time since the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late business mogul, Bashorun MKO Abiola, the former military president, has given a reason for the annulment.

Babangida, who described the June 12 annulment as “unfortunate” also revealed that he would launch a book on the saga next year.

Since then every June 12 has been celebrated especially in the south-west region of the country. To acknowledge the heroic effort of the late business magnate and politician, The south west states had declared every June 12 as a public holiday.


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