Nigeria’s ex-presidents, heads of state shun June 12 Democracy Day festivity

All Nigeria’s previous Presidents including Olusegun Obasanjo, neglected to go to the June 12 Democracy Day festivity which hung on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The previous presidents and Heads of state were planned to be situated at the setting of the occasion at 9:35 a.m., however they were obviously missing at about 10:06 when President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the scene.

The occasion is the first since Buhari endorsed June 12 as Democracy Day in respect MKO Abiola, the assumed champ of the 1993 presidential race.

It would be reviewed that May 29 had been seen as majority rule government day since the arrival of popular government in the nation in 1999.

Buhari made his vow of office for his second term on May 29, yet real occasions of the program were moved to June 12.

VP Yemi Osinbajo just as Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives are in participation.

While Yakubu Gowon, previous head of state, went to the May 29 occasion, he was obviously missing at the one of June 12.

Aside Gowon, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ibrahim Babangida, previous heads of state just as Ernest Shonekan, previous between time president, were missing at the festival.

Ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan additionally evaded the occasion. Yet, world pioneers dominant part of whom are from Africa where close by to commend the day with the initiative of the nation.

The world heads in participation were President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo; and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.

President Macky Sall of Senegal; President Adama Barrow of Gambia; President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic; President José Mário Gómes Vaz of Guinea-Bissau and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic were additionally present at the festival.

(NAN)

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