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Nobody gives me credit for conducting the freest elections – Babangida | WATCH



Nobody gives me credit for conducting the freest elections - Babangida | WATCH - BellaNaijaFormer Head of State Ibrahim Babangida has said he isn’t given enough credit for conducting the freest elections in Nigeria.

Speaking at an interview with Channels TV, IBB discussed the annulled 1993 elections.

The June 12, 1993, elections, often regarded as the freest and fairest elections in the history of Nigeria, had M.K.O. Abiola of the Social Democratic Party run against Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.

Abiola had been believed to be the winner, but the Head of State at the time, Babangida, soon annulled the elections.

Babangida, speaking in the interview, said it’s often said that he annulled the elections, but no one gives him the credit for conducting the elections.

See the interview below:


  1. Chelle

    April 17, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Babangida has every right to hold this opinion even though it is an entire falsehood. I, however have a serious problem with it being published by news sites without an objective discourse on the June 12 elections; the ricochet the annulment had on Nigerian politics and it’s citizens. When we allow a distortion of history however slight we contribute to injustice.

    • Deleke

      April 17, 2018 at 11:24 am

      So, what does that mean?

  2. nnenne

    April 17, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Still love my country.

  3. Deleke

    April 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

    And you annulled it??

  4. Kanyinsola

    April 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

    You annulled a free and fair election and you still want to be given credit????????

    Take your accolades sir ???

  5. Melvy

    April 17, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Eeyaa… Ndo sir.

  6. What

    April 17, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Babaginda will be forever remembered for annulling June 12 1993 elections.
    Your late wife with her “Better Life Program” who did that help???
    ..And you want credit.!?!??!?!? Please STEP ASIDE PERMANENTLY

  7. D

    April 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    No sir,because you don’t deserve one.yes it was free and fair ,Abiola was said to be your good friend and insider and all but rumour said he was owing you some money from a certain deal agreed.if he had paid you all sins would have been forgiven but he didn’t and you decided to show him who was in control. you my dear have lost the right to be praised for anything in put your interest first before the Nations own and so all we have in all the modern politicians.

  8. zelda

    April 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    is dis man serious?

  9. Mohammad

    April 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    E no go beta for am. Sango smash your head to pieces and those of your future generations who stand to benefit from your loot.

  10. 9ja

    April 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    The June 12 1993 elections were violence-free, but they were most certainly NOT free and fair elections. The electoral process involves more than just showing up on election day and casting votes. The 2 parties (SDP and NRC) were formed and funded by the military government, their manifestoes were drafted by government officials and the nomination process run by the government (which cancelled primaries and installed the so-called A4 Option).

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