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Fani-Kayode applauds Buhari on Democracy Day, slams Obasanjo, Jonathan

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Friday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.

Fani-Kayode, while commending Buhari’s government for the feat, scolded former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan respective led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations for failing to adopt June 12 as the country’s democracy day.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had recently disclosed that the inauguration ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term was moved from May 29 to June 12.

In the same vein, the Senate had on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

This followed a presentation of conference report by Leader of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, at plenary of the Senate.

Fani-Kayode in a Tweet wrote: “I remain an ardent critic of the @MBuhari admin but there is one thing that I shall always commend them for: the establishment of June 12th as the real Democracy Day.

“Sadly not one @OfficialPDPNig govt, including the one I served from 2003 till 2007, had the courage to do that.”

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