President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday apologised to the family of the late Chief Moshood Abiola for the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election which he won.
Buhari said his decision to revisit the annulled election was not an attempt to open an old wound but to put right what has wrongly been done.
He said it was clear that Abiola was already winning the election when the government of the day inexplicably cancelled it.
He said Nigerians will no longer tolerate such traversal of justice.
Across the nation today, at least the six states in the southwest have declared June 12 a public holiday and also holding ceremonies in his honour.