1993 Nigerian presidential election

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Nigerian presidential election, 1993

← 1983 12 June 1993 1999 →
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Nominee M. K. O. Abiola Bashir Tofa
Running mate Baba Gana Kingibe Sylvester Ugoh
Popular vote 8,341,309 5,952,087
Percentage 58.36% 41.64%

President before election

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
No Party (Military ruler)

Elected President

Election annulled

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Presidential elections were held in Nigeria on 12 June 1993, the first since the 1983 military coup. The result was a victory for Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola of the Social Democratic Party, who defeated Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.[1] However, the elections were later annulled by military ruler Ibrahim Babangida, leading to a crisis that ended with Sani Abacha leading a coup later in the year.


Candidate Party Votes %
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola Social Democratic Party 8,341,309 58.36
Bashir Tofa National Republican Convention 5,952,087 41.64
Total 14,293,396 100
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Nigeria African Elections Database

Further reading[edit]

  • Gani Fawehinmi, The Illegality of Shonekan's Government: Lagos, Nigeria Law Publications. 1993.
  • T. Olagunju and S. Oyovbaire (eds), Portrait of a New Nigeria: Selected Speeches of IBB: London, Precision Press. 1989.
  • African Association of Political Science, The State and Democracy in Africa: Print Holdings, Harare, Zimbabwe. 1997. ISBN 0797417451 pp. 114–163