Buhari honours Abiola declares June 12 as democracy day

President Mohammadu Buhari has declared June 12 as the new "Democracy Day". It replaces May 29 democracy day.
Moshood Abiola
President Buhari also went further to honour Late Moshood Abiola the the highest Nigerian honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic GCFR.

The press statement from the government of Nigeria read:

Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day. 
We have also decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the cancelled June 12, 1993 elections.
  • Press Statement making June 12 Democracy Day

Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, GCFR (24 August 1937 – 7 July 1998) was a Nigerian Yoruba businessman, publisher, politician and aristocrat of the Yoruba Egba clan. MKO Abiola ran for the presidency in 1993, for which the election results were annulled by the preceding military president Ibrahim Babangida because of allegations that they were corrupt and unfair.

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