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Breaking News: June 12 Will From Now Be Celebrated As Democracy Day – FG

Breaking News: June 12 Will From Now Be Celebrated As Democracy Day – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially declared June 12 to be now celebrated as Democracy Day all over the States in Nigeria.

Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Govt has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day. We have also decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola.

New Date For Democracy Day In Nigeria..

The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially declared June 12 to be now celebrated as Democracy Day all over the States in Nigeria.

As tweeted by President Buhari..

Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Govt has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day. We have also decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola.

Breaking News: June 12 Will From Now Be Celebrated As Democracy Day – FG


Read The Press Statement Below..

For the past 18 years, Nigerians have been celebrating May 29th, as Democracy Day. That was the date when for the second time in our history, an elected civilian administration took over from a military government. The first time this happened was on October 21st, 1979.

But in the view of Nigerians, as shared by this administration, June 12th, 1993, was far more symbolic of Democracy in the Nigerian context that May 29th or even the October 1st.

June 12th, 1993 was the day when Nigerians in millions expressed their Democratic will in what was undisputed the freest, Fairest and more peaceful elections since our Independence. The fact that the outcome of that election was not upheld by the  then military Government does not distract  from the democratic credentials of that process.

Accordingly, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12th will be celebrated as Democracy Day. Therefor, Government has decided to award posthumously the highest honour of the land, GCFR, to late Chief MKO Abiola, The presumed winner of the June 12th 1993 cancelled elections.

His running mate as Vice President, Ambassador Bab Gana Kingibe, is also to be invested with a GCON. Furthermore, the tireless fighter for human rights and the  actualization of the June 12th elections and indeed for demo0crcy in general, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi is to be awarded posthumously a GCON.

The commemoration and investiture will take place on Tuesday June 12th, 2018, a date which in future years will replace May 29th as the National Public Holiday in celebration Of Nigeria Democracy Day.

Breaking News: June 12 Will From Now Be Celebrated As Democracy Day – FG

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