Lagos hails Presidency’s declaration of June 12 new Democracy day

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has hailed the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari declaring June 12 as the New Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential Election, Chief MKO Abiola.

Ambode, lauded the President, saying that the development was a historic and symbolic moment in the nation’s political trajectory.

“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,” Governor Ambode said.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, declared that June 12 would from 2019, be celebrated as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

NAN