What Democracy Day Switch Means For Nigeria - SDP
President Muhammadu Buhari during the nationwide broadcast for Nigeria’s 57th Independence Anniversary. Twitter

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Abia Chapter has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day shows the wish of the people will always prevail.

Buhari had during the week announced the change of the Democracy Day date from May 29 to June 12 in honour of late Moshood Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential poll.

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And speaking on Saturday in Umuahia, the state capital, SDP Chairman in Abia Chidi Nwosu, said “That statement made by the President arising from NEC meeting, is a complete vindication that the peoples will must come to stand one day.

“Unfortunately, the 1993 presidential election won by Chief M.K.O Abiola, of blessed memory, has finally come to rest. That election was declared. The results were declared.

“And the winner announced by the most appropriate person that ought to declare the results of the election,the then chairman of National Electoral Commission, Professor Humfrey Nwosu”.

According to the former lawmaker, “The vindication also, was that SDP was accepted as the most popular party then, has also come to rest finally. To me, I’m very happy that we are completely departing from the effects of autocratic rule, occasioned by the military within that period.

“I’m also happy that most of the actors who supported that the annulment, are still living today.

”And what President Buhari has done, has rubbished these individuals. And the President has told them that their actions can never be contend any further.”