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Commemorating ‘June 12’ without telling its true story is empty symbolism

In June 2018, President Buhari declared that “Democracy Day” would no longer be May 29, but June 12. This was to immortalise June 12, 1993 when the freest presidential election in Nigeria’s history was annulled by the then military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida. But the decision was a mere symbolic gesture, because ‘June 12’ lacks…

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