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MKO Abiola: Presidency confirms June 12 will not be public holiday

Against the backdrop of the shift of Democracy Day celebration from May 29, the Presidency has confirmed that June 12 this year will not be marked with a federal public holiday.

This was contained in a statement posted on Aso Presidential Villa’s verified Twitter handle on Friday.

“NOTICE: There have been questions regarding whether or not there will be a FEDERAL public holiday on June 12, 2018.

“The answer is NO.

“Presidential Order says June 12 ‘in FUTURE YEARS will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day’,” the post read.

This confirms DAILY POST’s report earlier this week.

Our correspondent had reached out to a source in the presidency, to make clarifications and it was gathered that the date will be a public holiday in future years, not 2018.

“It starts from next year,” the source simply said.

He also insisted that May 29 remains the handover/swearing-in day and President Muhammadu Buhari is not planning to extend his stay in office by two weeks, in an eventuality he loses next year’s elections.

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