A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Afe Babalola, on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to work towards making June 12 the inauguration day of future presidents and state governors.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and recognition of the late MKO Abiola were good steps to the realisation of true democracy in Nigeria.
Babalola made his position known in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
“To attain true democracy which is our hope, the government should now go further and make June 12 the day for the inauguration of all future presidents and governors.
“Secondly, the government is advised to follow up the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day with positive directives to restructure the country,” he said.
He added, “The pronouncement of President Buhari in 2018 (25 years after) declaring Chief MKO Abiola as the winner of the election, June 12 as Democracy Day and honouring him with GCFR are no doubt good steps in the right direction.
“But the declaration does not ipso facto amount to return of true democracy which we need in Nigeria for which M.K.O Abiola and others made huge sacrifices.
“I see those actions by President Buhari only as important milestones in our march to attain true democracy.” – #obyorijiblog
This is the case of giving a kid a nine and she wants to have 10.. why won’t you even let the first year of making this June 12 thing a goal happen before wanting yet another thing? My goodness.. This country is full of different kinds of people. I blame the person that asked him that question.