Dancers thrill guests at Democracy Day, celebrities hail Nigerians

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By Hauwa Abubakar

June 12 2019 marked the first time to celebrate democracy day following its change from May 29.
President Muhammadu Buhari signed a new law to mark Democracy Day on June 12 as a way to commemorate Nigeria’s first ever widely acclaimed credible election in 1993, after a military coup in 1983.

The election was however annulled by the military and swung the country back to the junta regime.
The election produced MKO Abiola as the winner of the presidential vote but he was later arrested and died in prison.

At the celebration in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, the president played host to leaders from other countries who graced the occasion, as they were thrilled with parades from the military and cultural dance performances.

The cultural dance troop performed scintillating dance moves of the Hausa, Yoruba, Fulani, Gbagyi, and other selected tribes of Nigeria to the admiration of guests.

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Also, celebrities took time out to congratulate Nigerians as they marked democracy day. DJ and singer, Cuppy shared a congratulatory message on Twitter.

 

Actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde also congratulated Nigerians as they marked Democracy Day in a tweet.