Senate endorses June 12 as Democracy Day

The upper chamber solidly agreed with the House of Representatives on the passage of a bill seeking to legalize June 12 as a Democracy Day in every year.

If the bill is assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari and signed, May 29 will no longer be a Democracy Day. June 12 will no be recognise as a Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Is a way of immortalise late Chief M.K.O Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election.

To give the Presidential declaration necessary legal backing, Hon Edward Pwajok (APC Plateau) and Hon. Kayode Oladele (APC Lagos), sponsored a bill to that effect in the House of Representatives last year.

The bill passed third reading in the House in March this year.

 

 

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