Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy Day, Scraps May 29, Honours Abiola With GCFR

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Late Chief MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed that, henceforth, the nation’s Democracy Day will be holding on June 12 of every year, as against the current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29 as previously set by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Buhari has also resolved to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, with the highest national honour, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic and his running mate, Babagana Kingibe with GCON.

The President made this in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen.

He said he reached the decisions after due consultations.

He said their investiture would take place on June 12.

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