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I abandoned June 12, joined Abacha because of ‘national interest’ – Kingibe

“I know we won the elections on June 12, 1993. I know that injustice was done when those elections were annulled but there is always one guiding principle in my public life which is that the national interest supersedes any other considerations. All my actions have been informed by this consciousness of what is best in the national interest.” Babagana Kingibe, the running mate of Chief MKO Abiola in the 1993 presidential election, has said

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Obasanjo’s role in June 12 annulment: Key players split over Kingibe’s accusation

PRO-DEMOCRACY activists and leaders were divided, yesterday, over comments by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was one of the architects of the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, which flung the country into the abyss of socio-political and economic dislocation for six years.

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GMB’s June 12 MKO Democracy Day honour Kingibe doesn’t merit

There is now a very engaging and interesting discourse going on June 12 courtesy of General Buhari’s surprise recognition of that watershed election that brought Nigerians together. Lest we get swamped by inanities, I believe we should first review some of the history and perspective to all that is happening now over that June 12 Democracy Day Declaration. Particularly the honor to MKO and more notably the (obviously unmerited) collateral (damage of an) honor to Kingibe.

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2019: Kingibe’s campaign posters flood Abuja

Barely a week after former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo counselled President Muhammadu Buhari, in a special statement ‎not to seek re-election in 2019, the posters of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Babagana Kingibe have appeared in strategic places in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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