President Buhari through his twitter handle has just announced that Nigeria’s democracy day is now June 12 in honour of Late MKO Abiola, including a posthumous award of highest honor in the country ‘GCFR’.
“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.” the tweet read.
Chief Abiola’s running mate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, is also to be awarded a GCON.
Furthermore, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, tireless fighter for human rights & democracy, & for the actualization of the June 12, 1993 elections,will be posthumously awarded a GCON.