FLASHBACK: Full result of ‘controversial’ June 12 ’93 election

    The number one topic in the polity at the moment is June 12, 1993 election, adjudged as freest and fairest in the history of the country.

    MKO AbiolaThe issue of the election regained prominence following the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari and the posthumous GCFR award conferred on MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the election.

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

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

    STATE NUMBER OF NRC VOTES PERCENTAGE OF VOTES FOR NRC NUMBER OF SDP VOTES PERCENTAGE OF VOTES FOR SDP TOTAL VOTES WINNER
    Abuja (FCT)* 18,313 47.84 19,968 52.16 256,500 ABIOLA
    Abia* 151,227 58.96 105,273 41.04 334,490 TOFA
    Adamawa 167,239 54.28 140,875 45.72 414,129 TOFA
    Akwa Ibom* 199,342 48.14 214,787 51.86 371,288 ABIOLA
    Anambra* 159,258 42.89 212,024 57.11 847,274 ABIOLA
    Bauchi 524,836 60.73 339,339 39.27 406,132 TOFA
    Benue 186,302 43.06 246,830 56.94 282,180 ABIOLA
    Borno* 128,684 45.60 153,496 54.40 342,755 ABIOLA
    Cross River 153,452 44.77 189,303 55.23 472,278 ABIOLA
    Delta 145,001 30.70 327,277 69.30 308,979 ABIOLA
    Edo* 103,572 33.52 205,407 66.48 427,190 ABIOLA
    Enugu 284,050 51.91 263,101 48.09 349,902 TOFA
    Imo 195,836 55.14 159,350 44.86 228,388 TOFA
    Jigawa 89,836 39.33 138,552 60.67 726,573 ABIOLA
    Kaduna* 356,860 47.80 389,713 52.20 324,428 ABIOLA
    Kano* 154,809 47.72 169,619 52.28 442,176 ABIOLA
    Katsina 271,077 61.30 171,162 38.70 286,974 TOFA
    Kebbi 144,808 67.34 70,219 32.66 488,492 TOFA
    Kogi* 265,732 54.40 222,760 45.60 352,479 TOFA
    Kwara 80,209 22.78 272,270 77.24 1,033,397 ABIOLA
    Lagos 149,432 14.46 883,865 85.54 357,787 ABIOLA
    Niger* 221,437 61.90 136,350 38.10 484,971 TOFA
    Ogun* 59,246 12.22 425,725 87.78 964,018 ABIOLA
    Ondo 162,994 15.58 883,024 84.42 437,334 ABIOLA
    Osun 72,068 16.48 365,266 83.52 641,799 ABIOLA
    Oyo* 105,788 16.48 536,011 83.52 676,959 ABIOLA
    Plateau* 259,394 38.32 417,565 61.68 1,026,824 ABIOLA
    Rivers 640,973 63.37 370,578 36.63 469,986 TOFA
    Sokoto 372,250 79.21 97,726 20.79 469,986 TOFA
    Taraba 64,001 38.58 101,887 61.42 176,054 ABIOLA
    Yobe 64,061 38.41 11,887 63.59 38,281 ABIOLA

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

    Source: Nigerian History Channels

     

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