Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday hailed the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari declaring June 12 as the new Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola.
DAILY POST recalls that Buhari on Wednesday announced June 12 as the new date for Nigeria’s Democracy celebration. The date was changed to honour the late Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Reacting, Ambode lauded the President for the decision. He said the development was a historic and symbolic moment in the nation’s political trajectory.
“This is a welcome development. It is a historic moment in our nation, and I join other Nigerians to commend President Buhari on this announcement.
“By this move, he has done what previous administrations failed to do.
“This not only shows that the president is a man of history and character but also eloquently confirms that the heroes of democracy did not die in vain after all,” Ambode said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna.