NAN reports that in the National Assemblybill, which
was presented on Nov. 26, 2018, the current democracy date, which is May 29,
was deleted and replaced with June 12.
On June 12, 1993, presidential election was held and
adjudged to be the freest in the country’s history.
However, the results were annulled by the then Head of State,
Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
In the process of reclaiming his mandate, one of the
presidential candidate who was reported to have polled most votes, Mr Moshood
Abiola lost his life.
NAN reports that 25 years after, PresidentMuhammadu Buhari
in 2018, announced that the nation’s Democracy Day would hold on June 12 of
every year as against current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29.