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FG declares June 12 as Democracy Day, award MKO Abiola GCFR posthumously

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced June 12 as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Mr Buhari in a press statement he personally signed said Nigerians believe that “June 12, 1993, was and is far more symbolic of Democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29, or even October 1.”

The President equally decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola who was the adjudged winner of the 1993 presidential election.

Chief Abiola’s running mate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, is also to be awarded a GCON just as late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, will be posthumously awarded a GCON for the actualization of the June 12, 1993 elections.

The commemoration and investiture will take place on June 12, 2018.

Chief Abiola’s running mate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, is also to be awarded a GCON.

Furthermore, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, tireless fighter for human rights & democracy, & for the actualization of the June 12, 1993 elections,will be posthumously awarded a GCON. pic.twitter.com/C8JXVgtZbz

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