Finally, Controversial June 12 Election Results Released

The name MKO Abiola suddenly resurfaced in the Nigerian polity on Wednesday after President Muhammadu Buhari decided to honnour the presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Elections with the award of the General Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) .

The topic is currently the number one most discussed issue in our polity at the moment.

The issue of the election suddenly regained popularity after President Muhammadu Buhari declared June 12 as the new date for Democracy Day.

The election was between Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention (NRC) and Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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The National Electoral Commission (NEC) declared the results in only 14 states before the regime of former military president Ibrahim Babaginda cancelled the exercise.

According to unofficial results, Tofa got a total of 5,952,087 (41.64%) of votes nationwide while Abiola, running on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), scored 8,341,309 (58.36%).

The total vote cast was 14,293,396. Abiola won 19 of the 30 states, leaving Tofa with 11 states.

Below are the election results released by National electoral Commission Chairman Humphrey Nwosu:

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STATE | NUMBER OF NRC VOTES | PERCENTAGE VOTES FOR NRC

Abuja (FCT)* 18,313 47.84
Abia* 151,227 58.96
Adamawa 167,239 54.28
Akwa Ibom* 199,342 48.14
Anambra* 159,258 42.89
Bauchi 524,836 60.73
Benue 186,302 43.06
Borno* 128,684 45.60
Cross River 153,452 44.77
Delta 145,001 30.70
Edo* 103,572 33.52
Enugu 284,050 51.91
Imo 195,836 55.14
Jigawa 89,836 39.33
Kaduna* 356,860 47.80
Kano* 154,809 47.72
Katsina 271,077 61.30
Kebbi 144,808 67.34
Kogi* 265,732 54.40
Kwara 80,209 22.78
Lagos 149,432 14.46
Niger* 221,437 61.90
Ogun* 59,246 12.22
Ondo 162,994 15.58
Osun 72,068 16.48
Oyo* 105,788 16.48
Plateau* 259,394 38.32
Rivers 640,973 63.37
Sokoto 372,250 79.21
Taraba 64,001 38.58
Yobe 64,061 38.41

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*States in which results were released. The results were released in 14 states only.

Source: Nigerian History Channels

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