The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has described the upcoming maiden June 12 Democracy Day celebration as “triumph of people’s will after decades of subversion.
Mohammed stated this on Wednesday in Abuja.
The minister was speaking on activities lined up by the federal government for the May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the first democracy day celebration on June 12.
According to Mohammed, the celebration is in fulfillment of President Buhari’s declaration last year of June 12 as democracy day and a national holiday with official commencement in 2019.
He said that both chambers of the National Assembly had endorsed the pronouncement.
The declaration was to commemorate the democratic election of the late MKO Abiola as President on June 12, 1993.
The election, adjudged to be free
and fair, was, however, annulled by the then military president, Gen.Ibrahim