Nigeria marks maiden June 12 democracy day


Nigeria is celebrating 20 years of democracy and World leaders as well as foreign dignitaries have begun arriving at the Eagles Square Abuja where the first edition of the June 12 Democracy day is being marked.

The event officially began when President Muhammdu Buhrai arrived the Eagles square. Also present at the venue is  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Notable among those African leaders present are President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame and Liberia’s president George Weah.

After his arrival, President Buhari went round on an inspection of the guards. It was thereafter followed by a parade by all members of the guards.

June 12 was declared Democracy day in honour of late Moshood ‘MKO’ Abiola, the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 elections.

The entire Abiola family are also present at the event.

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