Buhari Honours MKO, Declares June 12 as New Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari has honoured Martyr of Nigerian Democracy, Chief MKO Abiola and announced June 12 as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Buhari in a press statement he personally signed said Nigerians believe that “June 12, 1993, was and is far more symbolic of Democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29, or even October 1.”

The President equally decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola who was the adjudged winner of the 1993 presidential election.

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