June 12: President Buhari To Address Nigerians on Friday

The Muhammadu Buhari government had in 2018 declared June 12 Nigeria’s new Democracy Day in honour of late Moshood Abiola, the widely acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.

Late Chief MKO Abiola / Photo credit: dottsmediahouse
Late Chief MKO Abiola / Photo credit: dottsmediahouse

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday address the nation at 7am.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity announced this in a Facebook post on Thursday.

The statement reads, “To commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7am.

“Television and radio stations as well as other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria respectively for the broadcast.”

Earlier in the week, The Interview reported that the Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12, 2020 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day Celebration.

The Muhammadu Buhari government had in 2018 declared June 12 Nigeria’s new Democracy Day in honour of late Moshood Abiola, the widely acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.

Abiola, who died in detention in 1998, was also conferred with a posthumous GCFR title.

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