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Today in Nigeria History: June 12

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 12/06/2017 - 16:56

June 12, 1993, was the day Nigerians came together in agreement to vote, Chief M.K.O as the president of Nigeria. But on 21st June 1993 the former military president, retired General Ibrahim Babangida annulled the  election and set Nigeria on the path of crisis, which led to many deaths including the M.K.O and wife, Kudrirat Abiola.

The 12th of June is yearly celebrated in memory of Chief M.K.O. Abiola.

 

Below is a poem by David Agboola

 

June 12

“How time flies” – the slogan of those who observe time,

And it’s exactly two decades today

That a mandate was stolen

The freest and fairest of all elections they said it was

When all and sundry for the first time in this great nation of ours

Came out en masse to say yes

To the one who they thought really deserved the YES!

Nostalgic I am today of those electioneering periods,

The jingles on the TV and radio still ring in my head:

“On the march again...”

But justice was beaten black and blue in broad daylight,

Increasing the number of widows, widowers and orphans in our land,

And a mandate got murdered with impunity!

 

On the march again, on the march again,

We are still looking for the real Mr President.

Here we are with our thinking caps properly donned,

Still on the lookout for OUR MAN!

 

On the march again, on the march again,

Here we are, still awaiting fair justice

For the crude methods of Oga Evil Genius.

Who has already conquered death!

 

And until that day,

When the hidden facts about June 12 are revealed to us,

When wicked souls in our land are repentant of their doings,

When the right day is given its place,

June 12 will always remain our landmark!

 

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