NIGERIA- The Presidency has clarified that the inauguration of President Buhari for a second term will hold on May 29th and not June 12th as is being speculated.
There have been reports that the inauguration will hold on June 12th which the Federal government last year declared as Democracy day.
However, in an interview with Punch, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said there is no truth to the report as President Buhari will be inaugurated for his second term on Wednesday, May 29th.
“There is no truth in that report. As a matter of fact, we will soon issue a statement on it to clear the air. The President was inaugurated for his first term in office on May 29, 2015. He ceases to be President on May 29, 2019, if he is not inaugurated for his second term on that day. For the avoidance of doubt, there is no plan to shift the President’s inauguration to June 12. The inauguration will hold on May 29. Those claiming that the inauguration will be shifted to June 12 are only trying to cause confusion in the polity. It is not true.” Garba said
Buhari last year changed the nation’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 of every year. A bill he sent to the National Assembly to amend the nation’s Public Holidays Act has since been passed into law. The declaration was part of the decision taken to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola.