Nigerian Democracy Day, June 12th ~ BefMedia House

A public holiday, June 12th, the Nigerian democracy day. Nigerian Democracy Day, June 12th

Democracy Day marks the day the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999. Nigerian Democracy Day, June 12th

The 1993 Nigerian presidential election was held on 12 June 1993 in the Nigerian Third Republic, the first since the 1983 military secret and successful plan ended the country’s Second Republic. 

The elections were the result of a (changing from one thing to another) process to (non-military related) rule. Started and led by the military ruler, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). 

Despite foreign observers generally describing the elections as free and fair, the then Military President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida annulled the elections, citing some irregularities.

The unofficial result of the election – though not declared by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) – pointed to/showed a victory for Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Abiola defeated Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention (NRC).

On June 6, 2018, eight days after May 29, 2018 had been celebrated as Democracy Day, the President Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria declared June 12 to be the new Democracy Day

Nigerian Democracy Day, June 12th

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