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As part of activities billed for commemorating 2021 Democracy Day, the Presidency has revealed that it would be releasing a documentary titled "Nigeria: Consolidating Democracy and National Unity".
The June 12 documentary will reveal in details all that transpired, political actors, and roles of all critical stakeholders during annulled June 12, 1993, General Election won by late business mogul and politician, Moshood Abiola.
The documentary would debut simultaneously on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Channels TV networks on Saturday at 8:00-9:00 pm, and TVC would repeat the documentary at 4:30-5:30 pm June 13.
According to the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu said that the 60-minute documentary featured the president and dignitaries, who were central to the annulled June 12 election and the events that followed, including retired Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Kola Abiola, Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of legal luminary Gani Fawehinmi, who along with Babagana Kingibe, was also recognized with a Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger national honour, were also featured in the documentary.
Shehu said sections of the documentary was dedicated to the annulled election, recognition process and evolution of Nigeria’s democracy and continuing quest for its consolidation and national unity from Independence in 1960.
He added that the documentary was filmed exclusively in Nigeria and directed by the award-winning, Nigerian-American, Hollywood-based filmmaker Ose Oyamendan.
"Also featured are former President Goodluck Jonathan, children of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the country’s first and only Prime Minister, those of Obafemi Awolowo, the first republic opposition leader and Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first President
"Others are Shehu Malami, nephew of Ahmadu Bello and son of Sultan Abubakar III, as they capture the spirit of Nigeria’s Independence Day in 1960,” he added.