1st Eminent Nigerians meet to deliberate on the state of the Nation at Ota in Ogun State.

2nd Hearing on the case between ABN and NEC on whether the National Electoral Commission should conduct June 12 election or not.

–  An Abuja High Court Judge (Mrs.) Bassey Ikpema delivers ruling in a suite filed seeking an injunction to restrain NEC from conducting the June 12 election.

– President Babangida directs Agricultural Ministry to release 12,500 metric tonnes of maize from strategic grains reserve to control the high cost of grains in the market.

– Chief M. K. O. Abiola takes campaign to Katsina.

– Yar’adua absent from Abiola’s campaign in Katsina.

3rd NEC releases N80 million as grants to the two political parties, NRC and SDP to assist their political campaigns.

– IBB commissions the 115m Ganaja – Ajaokuta road in Kogi State.

4th An Abuja High Court Judge orders for the appearance of NEC chair­man and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Akpamgbo to explain why the court should not restrain NEC from conducting the June 12 presidential election.

– NEC confirms accreditation of 39.1m voters for the June 12 presiden­tial elections.

– Members of Nigerian Election Monitoring Group (NEMG) in the 589 Local Government Areas in the country take oath.

– General Babangida declares open a three – day national workshop on the events, issues and sources of Nigerians history, 1960 – 1970 in Kaduna.

8th  NEC releases conditions for voting for the June 12 presidential election.

– Babangida performs the foundation laying ceremony of National In­surance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON) Administrative Headquar­ters, in Abuja.

10th NEC bars governors from going to polling centres during the presi­dential election.

– Formal presentation of license to private radio, television and cable owners by General Babangida.

– Babangida challenges National Agricultural Land Development Au­thority (NALDA) to conceive appropriate technological methods of production for small-scale farming.

11th An Abuja High Court halts presidential election on June 12.

– NEC ignores court injunctions restraining it from conducting June 12 election.

12th Presidential election for the third republic held throughout the country


  • 3,000 journalists accredited for the June 12 presidential elections
  • 110, 460 voting centres approved for the election.

14th NEC announces the appointment of Professor Felix Ideria as the Chief Returning Officer of the Federation.

– NEC begins collection of results of June 12 presidential election from states.

– National Defence and Security Council (NDSC) begins a two-day meet­ing to appraise the June 12 presidential election.

– NRC protests over the dressing pattern of Chief M. K. O. Abiola dur­ing the June 12 presidential election.

– Resident Electoral Commissioner in Sokoto State orders the arrest of NEC officials for alleged alteration of results of the presidential elec­tion.

– NEC releases results in fourteen states including Abuja. The states are: Abia, Anambra, Borno, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau and Abuja

State                         SDP % NRC       %
Abia 105,273 41.04 151,227 58.96
Akwa Ibom 214,787 51.86 149,342 48.14
Anambra 212,024 67.11 159,258 42.89
Borno 153,496 54.40 128,684 45.60
Edo 205,407 66.48 103,512 33.52
Kaduna 389,713 53.64 336,860 46.36
Kano 169,619 52.28 134,809 47.72
Kogi 222,760 45.60 265.732 54.40



Kwara 277,270 77.24 80,209 22.76
Lagos 883,965 85,54 149,432 14.46


Niger 136,350 38,10 221437 61.46
Ogun 425,725 87.78 59,246 12.22
Oyo 536,011 83.52 103,788 16.47
Plateau 417,565 61.68 259,394 38.32
Abuja 1 9,968 52.16 18,313 47.84

15th An Abuja High Court restrains NEC from announcing the results of the June 12 presidential election pending the determination of the ap­plication filed by the Association for Better Nigeria (ABN).

– NRC rejects the result of the presidential results as released by NEC describing it as “unauthenticated and unofficial”.

– Babangida receives chairman of the Nigerian Press Council (NPC), Mr. Alade Odunewu.

16th NEC obeys Abuja Court injunction and suspends all cases concerning the June 12 presidential election till further notice.

– FG denies involvement in the suspension of the June 12 presidential
results by NEC.

– FG sets up Presidential Election Tribunal to be headed by Justice Bolarinwa Babalakin (rtd) as chairman.

17th Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Muhammad Bello swears – in members of the Presidential Election Tribunal.

– NRC Elders Committee calls for the cancellation of the presidential election saying that the election was characterised by voters’ apathy.

– 2,000 demonstrators protest in Birnin Kebbi calling for the cancella­tion of June 12 and urges President Babangida to continue to stay in power.

– National Execute Committee of the NRC emerges from a crucial meet­ing and reaffirms its stand on the cancellation of the presidential elec­tion.

– Governors of SDP controlled states meet in Lagos at the home of the presidential flag bearer.

18th Two High Courts in Lagos and Benin order NEC to release within 24 hours the results of the June 12 presidential election.

– National Assembly principal officers reaffirm their stand on the need for the transition programme to terminate on August 27.

21st The Chief Judge of the Abuja High Court, Justice M. D. Saleh declares June 12 election illegal.

– Libyan President, Mamman Gaddafi sends SOS to IBB.

25th Babangida meets military officers to brief them on the decision taken by NDSC on the political impasse.

– NRC, presidential candidate, Alh. Bashir Tofa calls for fresh election.

– Britain withdraws military support following the cancellation of June 12 presidential election.

– FG abrogates two major decrees:

  • Decree No. 52 of 1992
  • Decree No. 13 of 1993

– FG accuses US, Britain of inciting a section of Nigerian Armed Forces and the Public against the government.

– NEC boss and secretary missing.

26th Col. Muhammad Wase replaces Humphrey Nwosu as NEC chairman following the latter’s disappearance.

– Court throws out NEC’s appeal.

– Babangida broadcasts to the nation on the political impasse.

28th FG confirms the whereabouts and the well-being of NEC chairman. Professor Humphrey Nwosu.

-Principal Officers of National Assembly meet behind close door to review the nationwide broadcast of President Babangida on the political impasse.

30th SDP national officers begin a crucial meeting to discuss their response to the cancelled June 12 presidential election.

– IBB lays the foundation stone of National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) phase two at Onne near Port Harcourt.