June 12 is one of the most memorable days in Nigeria’s political history. It is the day that is considered the freest and fairest presidential election in the country.
The election results were annulled and the presumed winner, Moshood Abiola, was later imprisoned. The Buhari government declared June 12 as Democracy Day, although the country also celebrates May 29 as a day of transfer of power between governments.
The Nigerian government declared Monday, June 13, a holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day