President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed June 12 as Democracy Day as he signed the June 12 bill into law on Monday.
Senator Ita Enang, the presidential aide on National Assembly, disclosed this while addressing the statehouse correspondent that the assent to the amendment act, May 29 is not more a public holiday.
June 12 is a special day to many Nigerians as it was on that day in 1993 where late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, (MKO), GCFR won the presidential election that was later cancelled by the military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, forcing Nigeria into a political crisis.
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Babangida infamously stepping aside for an interim government led by Chief Ernest Shonekan whose three-month administration was topped by General Sani Abacha. Abiola continued to demand his mandate and was detained by the Abacha’s government and died in 1997 while in detention.
President Muhammadu Buhari approves to the amendment act on public holiday by making the June 12 of every year a public holiday and democracy day.