Democracy Day: Let June 12 inspire us to correct the error of Feb 25 –Peter Obi



The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to draw inspiration from the historic June 12, 1993 elections and take action to correct the errors of the recent February 25, 2023 election. In a recent statement, Obi emphasized the significance of June 12 as a pivotal moment in Nigerian history, where the people’s true choice triumphed over divisions of ethnicity, religion, and region. He expressed concerns about the current state of Nigerian politics and urged for a restoration of democracy.

Peter Obi Calls for Correcting Election Errors and Restoring Democracy: Drawing Inspiration from June 12
The Significance of June 12:

Obi highlighted the importance of June 12 as a day that showcased the resilience and determination of the Nigerian people in their pursuit of democracy. Despite being held under military rule, the June 12, 1993 elections reflected the will of the people and their desire for a democratic government. Obi believes that this spirit of June 12 can serve as a source of inspiration for the nation today.

Addressing Current Challenges:

Expressing his concerns about the present state of Nigerian politics, Obi emphasized that democracy is facing significant challenges, and the destiny of the nation seems uncertain. He stressed the need for a credible and transparent electoral system that can restore trust and confidence among Nigerians. The errors observed during the recent February 25 election have further underscored the urgency for electoral reforms.

Restoring Faith in Democracy:

Despite acknowledging the trust deficit between leaders and the people, Obi urged Nigerians not to lose faith in the democratic system’s capacity to self-correct. He called upon the government to respect and protect the institutions of the democratic state, fulfill their responsibilities of governance, and address the pressing needs of the people.

A Vision for a “New Nigeria”:

Peter Obi remains optimistic about the future and envisions a “New Nigeria” characterized by equity, justice, security, and peace. Drawing on the lessons from June 12, he believes that by collectively correcting the errors of the February 25 election and addressing the challenges facing Nigerian democracy, a brighter future can be realized.


Peter Obi’s call to correct the errors of the recent election and restore democracy is rooted in the inspiration provided by the historic June 12, 1993 elections. Emphasizing the significance of June 12 as a symbol of the Nigerian people’s desire for true democracy, Obi highlights the need for a credible electoral system and urges Nigerians not to lose faith in their democratic institutions. With a vision of a “New Nigeria” in mind, Obi encourages Nigerians to come together and work towards a future characterized by equity, justice, security, and peace.


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