Democracy Day: All Former Leaders Absent At Ceremony

All former heads of state of Nigeria are conspicuously absent at the ongoing inaugural June 12 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja on Wednesday.

The former leaders including Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar were absent at the event which held at the Eagles’ Square in Abuja, Premium Times reports.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier declared June 12 Nigeria’s Democracy Day. The inaugural celebration, which took place Wednesday, had in attendance numerous pro-June 12 supporters.

The government’s decision was in recognition of the place of late Moshood Abiola’s in Nigeria’s democratic history. Mr Abiola is believed to have won the June 12 1993 elections, widely adjudged Nigeria’s freest election in history.

Upon return to democracy in 1999, May 29 was adopted as Nigeria’s Democracy Day as it was the day Mr Obasanjo took over the reins of power from Mr Abubakar.

Between 1999 and 2007 when Mr Obasanjo held sway as president, the Nigerian government did not recognise June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, amidst calls from June 12 supporters and civil society organisations.

Mr Obasanjo was absent at the event on Wednesday. A strong critic of Mr Buhari, the former president had thrown his weight behind Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general elections


  1. I simply want to say I’m new to blogs and seriously loved your web site. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You actually have exceptional articles. Kudos for sharing with us your web-site.

  2. Many thanks for being the instructor on this theme. My partner and i enjoyed your current article a lot and most of all enjoyed reading how you really handled the issues I regarded as being controversial. You’re always very kind towards readers like me and let me in my life. Thank you.

  3. Hi there, just turned into alert to your blog via Google, and located that it’s truly informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you proceed this in future. Many people shall be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  4. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a online game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these sl articles and blogs

  5. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

  6. I think other site proprietors should take this site as an model, very clean and excellent user genial style and design, let alone the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

  7. I keep listening to the rumor talk about getting boundless online grant applications so I have been looking around for the most excellent site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i get some?

  8. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site. Reading this info So i’m satisfied to convey that I have an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I so much indisputably will make sure to do not forget this web site and give it a glance regularly.

  9. I believe this is one of the most vital information for me. And i am glad reading your article. However wanna observation on some general things, The web site taste is perfect, the articles is actually excellent :D. Just right process, cheers.

  10. In business since 1997, we have experience in ensuring your valuables are packed carefully and transported safely to your destination. Our throng has yonks of enjoy and they manage rouse professionally and efficiently. With every move we do, we are very considerate of your beloved one’s concerns. We are also the topical retirement home movers in Kelowna.
    moving kelowna

  11. Pretty part of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment or even I success you get right of entry to persistently quickly.

  12. Thank you, I have recently been looking for information approximately this subject for ages and yours is the greatest I’ve found out till now. However, what about the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the source?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.