On this day exactly 27 years ago, something happened in Nigeria in a way that it had never done before……an election took place and Nigerians actually broke ranks with bias on ethnic, tribal, religious and social status grounds, and voted for their choice of President for the country.

The symbol of that day was MKO Abiola, who would have given Nigeria’s record that America could only lay claim to 23 years later.

Abiola could not fulfil the democratic legacy of June 12, but I share with you, a short tribute to the day.