Democracy Day - Why June 12 Matters in Nigeria

June 12, 1993 was the day on which Moshood Abiola is widely presumed to have won the presidential election. Abiola, often referred to as M.K.O. Abiola, died on July 7, 1998 after the late military ruler General Sani Abacha had detained him on charges of alleged treason.

Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day.

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