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June 12: CACOL Applauds Buhari, Prefers ‘Abiola Day’

Lagos – Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to finally recognise the significance of June 12 and post-humously honouring Moshood Abiola with the title of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).

Though the June 12, 1993 presidential election was annulled before the official results were announced, it was generally believed that Abiola, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, won Nigeria’s most credible election organised under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime.

Bashir Tofa and Sylvester Ugoh (his running mate) of the National Republican Convention (NRC) were at the other end of the two-party election.

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