Governor Ambode has reacted to the Federal Government declaration of June 12 as the new democracy day of the country.
The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, commended President Buhari for declaring June 12th as the New Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12th 1993 Presidential Election, Chief MKO Abiola.
In a statement released this morning by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, the governor said President Buhari has by the declaration, done what previous administrations have failed to do.
“This is a welcome development. It is a historic moment in our nation, and I join other Nigerians to commend President Buhari on this announcement. By this move, he has done what previous administrations failed to do.
This not only shows that the president is a man of history and character but also eloquently confirms that the heroes of democracy did not die in vain after all”
President Buhari had yesterday announced June 12 as the new democracy day in Nigeria, as he also honoured Abiola with a posthumous GCFR title. He made this known in a Tweet which he wrote;
“Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day.
“We have also decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola.
“In the view of Nigerians, as shared by this Administration, June 12, 1993, was and is far more symbolic of Democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29, or even October 1,”