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Evaluating Democratic Governance in Nigeria Since June 12 1993

Saturday, June 12, 1993, was a fateful day in the history of Nigeria which never saw fruition, but the aroma of its relic will be savoured forever in the country.

The day’s event has enormous impacts in the life of the nation and thus declared democracy day.

The late Chief Moshood Kasimawo Abiola had his own vision for Nigeria if elected.

Although, MKO could not achieve his plans for Nigeria, how has democracy fared since inception?

A political scientist Mr Segun Ogunsola said successive administrations since the democratic rule had failed to deliver dividends of democracy to the public.

A former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, who explained that democracy in Nigeria had a rough deal noted that president Muhammadu Buhari scored a great point by declaring June 12 as democracy day.

Chief Babatope said it was unfortunate that best hands including chief obafemi awolowo were not allowed to rule.

To a legal practitioner, Mr Ayo Arowosafe, Nigerian democracy was in the right direction, adding that leaders needed to be visionary and nationalistic.

Mr Arowosafe expressed the hope that Nigeria would still be great.

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Adedayo Adelowo

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  1. 'Femi Oladipo says:

    A great and quite encouraging development.
    We should skillfully exploit this breakthrough to boost our revenue generation, God helping us.

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