June 12: House of Reps in rowdy session over Buhari’s new Democracy Day

The House of Representatives is presently in rowdy session over President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day.

Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, is, however, trying to keep the angry members under control as the debate on the new Democracy Day continues.

Recall that Buhari, in a statement issued yesterday, had declared Abiola as the winner of the annulled June 12 election and replacing May 29 with June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

Buhari had argued that June 12, 1993, the date of the election considered to be the fairest in Nigeria’s history, “was far more symbolic of democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29 or even October 1”.

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