FG declares June 12 to replace May 29 as Democracy Day, late MKO Abiola to be awarded GCFR | See the hottest topics on the internet today

FG declares June 12 to replace May 29 as Democracy Day, late MKO Abiola to be awarded GCFR | See the hottest topics on the internet today

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Federal Government declares June 12 as Democracy Day

In an unanticipated move, the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared that June 12 will now replace May 29 as a public holiday.

In a press statement released today, FG declared that June 12 – the day late presidential hopeful, MKO Abiola won the later-annulled elections – is “far more symbolic of Democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29”.

Additionally, late MKO Abiola has been announced as the winner of the annulled elections and will be posthumously awarded the highest honour in the land, GCFR.

Ambassador Babagana Kingibe and late SAN, Gani Fahewinmi will also be awarded GCONs.

Nigerians have begun to react to what seems the biggest and most thoughtful by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration so far:

The #ENDSARS campaign returns after months and nothing has changed

Nearly six months after social media users in Nigeria turned up en masse to share stories of the horrific treatment they face in the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), it is clear that the government and police authorities have made no move to clip the wings of this terrifying unit.

Young Nigerians are now sharing new experiences and the conversation is heating up again, although there is still no hope of government intervention.

This one found himself a way out:

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