Senior Advocate of Nigeria , Chief Afe Babalola has stated that June 12 should be marked as the inauguration day for governors and presidents henceforth.
In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti , Afe Babalika commended President Buhari for declaring June 12 as the new Democracy which was formerly celebrated on May 29.
He however stated that, “To attain true democracy which is our hope , the government should now go further and make June 12 the day for the inauguration of all future presidents and governors .
“Secondly , the government is advised to follow up the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day with positive directives to restructure the country , ” he said.
He also called for the replacement of the 1999 constitution which was given to the country by the military.
He added , “The pronouncement of President Buhari in 2018 ( 25 years after ) declaring Chief MKO Abiola as the winner of the election , June 12 as Democracy Day and honouring him with GCFR are no doubt good steps in the right direction .
“But the declaration does not ipso facto amount to return of true democracy which we need in Nigeria for which M . K . O Abiola and others made huge sacrifices.
“I see those actions by President Buhari only as important milestones in our march to attain true democracy . ”