The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, a public holiday in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day celebration. In a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior Oluwatoyin Akinlade, she hailed Nigerians for remaining steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance despite stormy and smooth sails. Akinlade congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged them to continue to support and pray for the current administration to move the country to greater heights while wishing all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration. Former President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2018 declared June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, in place of May 29, the anniversary of the inauguration of the Fourth Republic, which since 2000 had been marked as Nigeria’s Democracy Day. Buhari made the change in honour of the memory of Moshood Abiola, who won the June 12, 1993 election that was annulled by the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida.

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