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June 12 Democracy Day Celebration, Turned Protest Day.

This year 2021 is the 28th year since the June 12, 1993 election when democracy was truncated in Nigeria by military Head of State Ibrahim Babangida, the election that was won by MKO Abiola. Since then Nigerians had regarded June 12 as a prominent day in history, to the point that you hardly see anyone who doesn't know what that day, represent.

Before now June 12 was only know in history as a day MKO's election was truncated but not nationally celebrated until President Muhammad Buhari came into power in 2015 by then democracy day and transition of power was celebrated every May 29, on June 6th 2018 Buhari declared June 12 to be a new date for democracy day been that it has a history with democracy.

Before this year June 12 celebration, the country had experienced a series of security challenges in every region of the nation, ranging from unknown gunmen attacks in the southeast, the Boko Haram terrorist attacks in the northeast, banditry and kidnapping in the North East and North Central, Herdsmen and farmers clash in the South-South, South West, and South East, coupled with the economic hardship, unemployment etc.

This has angered some persons to have decided to stage a protest on the day of the June 12 democracy celebration, with the belief that there is nothing to celebrate rather using the protest to express their grievances towards the government of the day, with many of the protesters carrying placards with a different inscription like"BUHARI MUST GO" etc.

But it was discovered that in some of the cities the protest turned violent like in Lagos state where some security agents had to chase the protesters away with shooting.

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