The annulment of June 12 1993 presidential election led to “bloodshed, serious division and disunity in Nigeria’’, Alhaji Bola Tinubu, one of the key players for the actualisation of the mandate, declared on Tuesday.

The National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) said in an interview at the presidential villa that the recognition of June 12 as Democarcy Day was a demonstration of the resolve by the people to collaborate to drive democracy.

He said that the fight against the annulment of the June 12 election was a battle of principle, philosophy, and restoration of democratic process.

He said that it was the same collaboration also in 2014 that led to the installation of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tinubu said that the courage, commitment and fortitude of Buhari to recognise June 12 was worthy of recognition and commendation.


Mr Joe Igbokwe, a politicians and social analyst, also berated the annulment of June 12 election.

He praised Buhari for the recognition and also said that the president was truly building Nigeria.

“Buhari is washing Nigeria with soap,’’ he said.

Buhari, he said was redressing injustice, saying: “Some of the problems we have in Nigeria are products of injustices.’’

“Buhari is healing the wounds,’’ he said.