Thursday, 12 June 2014

DB2PMedia News : After 21years, Ghost of June 12 Still Haunts Nigerians

Pro-democracy activists and apostles of June 12 will again march to the streets of Lagos and Nigeria at large. For them, this show of solidarity for June 12 annulled election has become a ritual. Almost 21years after, the ghost of June 12 still haunts Nigerians. This institutionalized festival has become an option for the activists and their allies to ventilate their ideals on what democracy should be. However, the immediate cause of June 12 centered on the then military government of General Ibrahim Babangida, who braved the consequence of his action to stop and annul an election widely believed to have been won by Chief Moshood Abiola of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) without satisfactory explanations.

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