June 12: The Federal Government, via the Ministry of Interior, has declared Monday, June thirteen, as a public vacation in commemoration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day which comes up on June 12. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, stated this in an assertion signed via the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, in Abuja.
The Minister congratulated Nigerians and advised them to help the present administration in its efforts at making sure a secured, united and wealthy country.
“As we mark every other Democracy Day within the records of our expensive us of a, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and make certain that Nigeria remains one united, secured, peaceful, and an indivisible entity”. The Minister stated. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola urged Nigerians to hold faith in democracy by means of promoting peace and team spirit.
Presidential aspirants for 2023 election to mark June 12
Presidential applicants; Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi are among the dignitaries invited to grace an event to pay tributes to the past due to MKO Abiola on June 12. The election turned into, but, was annulled with the aid of the army, and the government, sparking massive demonstrations across the United States of America.
According to the declaration, the occasion, to be able to be hosted at MKO Abiola’s own family compound in Lagos State named Nigeria’s Democracy Centre, is aimed to complement the legitimate reputation of June 12 by using the authorities as Nigeria’s Democracy Day arising from the martyrdom of MKO Abiola.
The statement added that the occasion could be a hybrid of virtual and physical attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The statement reads, “To this stop, the historic event is expected to witness prayers, tributes, roll Calls of Honour to Heroes and Heroines of Nigeria’s Democracy and the Laying of Wreath of Honour in memory of the Martyrdom of MKO Abiola, who sacrificed his valuable lifestyles to guard the mandate of the Nigerian humans freely given to him on June 12, 1993, in birthing the modern-day Democratic rule in Nigeria.
“Some of the eminent Nigerians invited to Speak and pay Tributes on the occasion themed ‘Hope 93 & June 12 Elections: Lessons for Credible Elections in 2023’ are Prof Wole Soyinka, Chairman of the Occasion, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Peter Obi, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, General Alani Akinriabde, Prof Pat Utomi, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, Barr Femi Falana, SAN, Barr Mike Ozekhome SAN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Senator Shehu Sani, Chief Dele Momodu among others already invited to the event. Similarly, Invitations were despatched to all Pro June 12 Governors and Stakeholders to speak and pay tributes at the occasion with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Chief Host of the day.
“However, because of the subsisting COVID-19 19 protocols, this year’s anniversary celebration is being organized as a hybrid occasion to accommodate more participants online through Zoom from 11 am, as this year’s anniversary, birthday celebration is likewise billed to witness the annual Roll Calls of Honours for distinguished Nigerians nominated as heroes, Heroines of the Nigerian Democracy.”
The minister of interior statement
The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who made the assertion on behalf of the federal authorities, congratulated Nigerians and entreated all citizens to support the prevailing management in its efforts at ensuring ease, united and rich state. The minister admonished Nigerians to use the event to reflect on the USA’s circulation in the direction of the enthronement of civil democratic order, earlier than independence, till date and the sacrifices of our patriots. He reminded Nigerians of the demanding situations they have got to confront and conquered, which include a civil battle. He emphasized that any shape of agitation that threatens the harmony of the United States of America should be avoided for the coolest of all.
President Muhammadu Buhari will address the Nation in a stay broadcast on Sunday morning in commemoration of June 12 Democracy day, the federal authorities said on Thursday. Lai Mohammed, minister of records and subculture who made this acknowledged in Abuja stated there will also be a church service at the National Christian Centre at 3 pm.
The minister restated that President Buhari, had in June 2018, directed that Nigeria’s Democracy Day, marked every May 29, be shifted to June 12 to honor Moshood Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential election.