Apparently many Yorubas and South Westerners including Actor Femi Branch, are impressed with President Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day even though many see it as a means to gain Southwest votes in 2019.
Buhari in a statement declared June 12 as the new date which Democracy Day will be celebrated in Nigeria and also conferred a posthumous GCFR title on the presumed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election, Moshood Abiola.
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Actor Femi Branch has aired his voice on the new democracy day date.
In an Instagram post, he wrote "Some folks are saying Buhari's June 12 National Holiday move and honoring MKO are all pre-election moves of a desperate man...who bloody cares?! Weren't his predecessor also desperate for reelection? Why didn't they also do it then? Don't give a damn about his motives, my own is that the right thing has sha finally been done, abi?!
Sometimes we needn't question a Man's motives for doing the right thing. Nigerians are nor as gullible as most people choose to believe. "
Read the Democracy day date change speech below:
Some residents of Ota-Idiroko, in the Ota area of Ogun State, have been arrested by the police for allegedly stoning to death an official of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Peter Ayole.
The 52-year-old was said to be an auditor at the Abakaliki, Ebonyi State office of the company.
The victim, who was said to be on leave, had reportedly decided to spend the leave with his wife and children at their house in the Ota area.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Peter had a disagreement with some neighbours, at another site belonging to him, over generator fumes.
He was reportedly protesting the alleged refusal of the neighbours to turn off the generator when he was stoned to death.
His widow, Oluwafunmilayo Ayole, explained that the incident happened on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
She said, “We were together at home that morning when he said he was going to our site...
Beyonce and Jayz finally showed off their twins, Rumi and Sir Carter on The Run II Tour in the UK on Wednesday.
During its opening night in Cardiff, the show unveiled new images of the married couple’s twins Rumi and Sir Carter as part of a video interlude.
In the new images, the parents are separately seen holding both twins naked in front of a leafy background.
In between the shots of the parents and their latest arrivals, a screen is shown displaying the words “Love is universal” against a gold background.