MKO Abiola lives on! – Nigerians react to Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as new Democracy Day
– Nigerians have commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day
– The populace said the 1993 presidential elect, late Moshood Abiola deserves all the honour given to him
– They also said that the president’s declaration is an evidence that Abiola lives on in the hearts of Nigerians
On Wednesday, June 6, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a change in the date for the celebration of Nigeria’s democracy.
The president in his announcement declared that June 12 – the famous day, which the 1993 presidential election which produced Moshood Abiola as president was annulled – would become Nigeria’s new Democracy Day.
Also in his announcement, the president bestowed the highest honour in Nigeria – the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) to Abiola posthumously.
Following the president declaration on Thursday, June 6, Nigerians and the social media have been thrown into frenzy with jubilation and commendation for President Buhari.
Many Nigerians have taken to the social media to appreciate the president and give their views on the new Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
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Some of these citizens said the president’s action is not a victory for the people of the southwest region only but victory for all Nigerians.
See their reactions below:
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Meanwhile, previously reported that a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.