Explainer:June 12 And The Enthronement of Democracy-Eaglessightnews

 

Explainer:June 12 And The Enthronement of Democracy
Explainer:June 12 And The Enthronement of Democracy

JUNE 12 remains a watershed in Nigeria’s history, the plinth on which the pillars of democracy in the country stand. The take-off point for Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, the June 12, 1993 presidential election produced Nigeria’s freest and fairest presidential election. As the country observes ‘Democracy Day’ today and 24 disappointing years of civil rule, Nigerians should recommit themselves to the ideals of participatory democracy, national cohesion, and the culture of mass action to compel accountability and good governance. Its heroes and martyrs should never be forgotten.

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The election, won by the business mogul, Moshood Abiola, over his sole opponent, Bashir Tofa, was poignant in many ways. It broke the barriers of regionalism, ethnic particularism, religion, and sectarianism. It was Nigeria’s first major transnational mandate, facilitated by the military regime’s engineered two-party system.

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Explainer:June 12 And The Enthronement of Democracy

 

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