JUNE 12 DECLARED AS DEMOCRACY DAY BY PRESIDENT BUHARI

It was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that June 12 will henceforth be celebrated as Democracy Day and a title of GCFR be conferred on Abiola, the presumed winner of the annulled 1993 presidential election. Since the declaration of this date as new Democracy Day, reactions has been trailing in from well meaning Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, Balarabe Musa, National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party and former governor of old Kaduna State, said Mr Buhari’s action had given Nigerians renewed hope.

“President Buhari’s action with regards to declaration of June 12 as democracy day and award of the highest honour to late Chief MKO Abiola are relevant, just, courageous and patriotic.

“The actions give hope that President Buhari can do the right thing and correct wrongs before it’s too late for him and for the nation,’’ Musa said.