Breaking News: FG Moves Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12

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Breaking News: FG to Move Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12

The Federal Government of Nigeria has changed the date democracy day is celebrated from May 29 to June 12. There has for some time been clamours from a section of the country for the declaration of June 12 a National public holiday.

Currently, the South-west states mark June 12 as a public holiday, to mark the date the late M.K.O Abiola purportedly won the 1993 presidential elections which was annulled by then Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida.

In a press release today, the Federal Government announced the adoption of June 12 as the new democracy day and the conferment of national awards on M.K.O Abiola (GCFR – post humously), Baba Gana Kingibe (GCON) and Gani Fawehinmi (GCON – post humously).

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I smell in this an attempt at appeasing the south-west ahead of the 2019 elections. They will be foolish to fall for this though.