Nsisong James

 

 

The National seat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has reacted to the new changes made by the Federal Government on declaring June 12th New Democracy Day in Nigeria.

In a tweet series via the @OfficialPDPNig twitter handle, PDP describes the action as smacks of hypocrisy and political desperation ahead of 2019 presidential election.

“The national honour proposed to be conferred on the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, Chief MKO Abiola, by the failed President Muhammadu @MBuhari, smacks of hypocrisy and political desperation ahead of 2019 presidential election”.

 

In another tweet, the PDP says @MBuhari is using Chief Abiola’s name as a tool to sway Nigerians where He is seeking a re-election.

 

 

 

“It is therefore a sign of political desperation for the failed President @MBuhari to seek to use Chief Abiola’s name as a tool to sway Nigerians in less than twelve months to an election where he, (President Buhari) is seeking a second term”.

 

 

According to a release via the official twitter handle of the @MBuhari the presidency feels delighted to declare June 12 the New and official Democracy day for Nigerians.

 

The tweets reads below:

“Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Govt 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”.

 

“June 12, 1993 was the day millions of Nigerians expressed their Democratic will in the freest, fairest & most peaceful elections since our Independence. That the outcome of that election was not upheld by the then military Govt does not detract from its Democratic credentials”

 

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