Top 12 Tweets as Nigerians Remember MKO Abiola and his June 12 Mandate

Top 12 Tweets as Nigerians Remember MKO Abiola and his June 12 Mandate

Today is June 12, a remarkable date in Nigeria’s political history. On this day in 1993, Nigerians voted in a presidential election believed to be the freest and fairest ever held in Nigeria and won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola and his running mate Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). However, the election was annulled by then Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

This lead to turmoil and anarchy especially in the Southwest and the country did not return to democratic rule until May 29, 1999. MKO had died in detention after Late Head of State, General Sani Abacha had him arrested when he declared himself president following the refusal of the military to recognize and allow the announcement of his victory at the June 12 elections by the now defunct National Electoral Commission (NEC).

See our favorite Tweets from Nigerians commemorating June 12 and MKO Abiola’s struggle for his eventually denied mandate to become Nigeria’s elected president in 1993 under #June12

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