The Judge who annulled the June 12, 1993, Presidential election, presumed to be the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria, Dahiru Saleh, is dead.
According to reports, he was buried in Azare, his hometown, in Bauchi State, on Thursday evening.
Until his death, he held the title of “Mutawallen” of Katagum Emirate, in Bauchi.
He was the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court.
Chief MKO Abiola, who was recognised as an elected President posthumously by President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, was leading Bashir Tofa, his National Republican Convention, NRC, rival, by a wide margin, before Saleh ruled to cancel the final announcement.
What followed was months of protests, which forced Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, to finally “step aside”.
Abiola was later incarcerated, and died in detention, on July 7, 1998.