MKO Abiola’s daughter, Hafsat, has this to say about President Buhari declaring June 12th democracy day

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared June 12th as the new democarcy day for Nigeria. In a statement he personally signed,the president said May 29th will no longer be regarded as democracy day.

He also announced that the title of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) will be awarded posthumously to the inner of the June 12th 1993 election, MKO Abiola.

Hafsat who is the daughter of MKO Abiola has reacted to this development. Read her statement below:

”Dear friends, words cannot truly express how happy I feel. Here is President Buhari’s executive order declaring that June 12, the day of the election that my father won, would henceforth be Nigeria’s Democracy Day and conferring on my dad the title of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, a title reserved for presidents. Twenty five years after June 12…

I tried to capture my feelings in the (sort of) poem below.

Please celebrate with me”

MKO Abiola


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