Reps Approve June 12 As Democracy Day

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The House of Representatives has approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day in the country, to honour Moshood Abiola, presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.

The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004.

The report was considered at the plenary on Thursday with the lawmakers approving the amendments to three clauses ‎in the Act, as recommended in the report.

June 12 has now replaced May 29 as the nation’s Democracy Day.

June 12 was when the 1993 election was annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

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