This post is all about the June 12 protest in Nigeria. We will do our best to answer your questions regarding what happened in 1993 and what will happen in June 12 2021, how 12th of June become democracy day in Nigeria.
June 12 in Nigeria, how it started in 1993
In 12th of June 1993, there were presidential elections and one Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola who contested under Social Democratic Party (SDP) was widely believed to have emerged as the winner.
The election was also believed to have been the freest and fairest election Nigeria has ever conducted till date. However the 1993 election was annulled and canceled by the then Head of State, Gen Ibrahim Babangida, against the interest of the general public.
As a result of the annulment of the 1993 election, there arose a massive nationwide protest in Nigeria in solidarity for Moshood Kashimawo Olawale MKO Abiola.
Abiola later died without sitting on the seat of power but he has since then become the face of democracy in Nigeria, with June 12 dedicated to celebrating him as an icon of democracy.
June 12th 2021 protest, who’s behind it?
Several groups have come out clear that they are planning massive nationwide protest for June 12 2021. One of such group is that of the revolution now convener, Omoyele Sowore. He’s been calling on Nigerians to join him on 12th of June for massive protest to send Buhari out of office.
According to Omoyele Sowore, President Buhari’s government is making life harder for Nigerians. Sowore also believes that Buhari is a dictator and tyrant that shouldn’t be in the affairs of a country like Nigeria.
Also, Yoruba Nation agitators is another group planning to have nationwide protest on June 12. Yorùbá nation agitators want their own nation and does not want to have any thing to do with Nigeria any more.
This group believe that Nigeria has nothing good to offer them so the members want freedom at all cost. They have decide to make their voice heard on June 12 2021 through peaceful protest.
Nationwide Locations of protest
– Akwa Ibom-
command Junction, Kaduna South
Ahmadu Ballo Stadium Roundabout,
PZ Roundabout, Zaria
Yakowa Roundabout, kafanchan
– Port Harcourt
Pleasure Park, Aba Road
Old Airport Junction
Gani Fawehinmi Park Ojota
Staphen Keshi Stadium
Obuzuo Busstop Asaba
Iwe Iroyin, Abeokuta, Ogun State
– Calabar –
Freedom Park, Mary Slessor Avenue
Trade Fair complex, Jalingo
– FCT Abuja – Unity fountain, opposite transcorp Hilton
June 12 protest location outside nigeria
– Houston Texas 9801
Bissonet ST. Houston TX. 77036
Weibfrauenstrable 12, Frankfurt willy brandTllaza
Eaton, center, Toronto
Dundas Square yonge and dundad Square
– Austin Texas
Texas state capitol, 1100 congress Ave, Austin Texas 78701
10, downing Street, c7, meeting Avenue, uk
North humber land Avenue, London wcc2N SBX
Republica, Centro, Sao, Paulo