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Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.
All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja approved the conferment of National Honours on three distinguished Nigerians who contributed immensely to the enthronement of democratic governance in the country.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved of some other Nigerians to be conferred with national honours for their contributions to democracy.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State, Dr. Umar Ardo, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the conferment of posthumous national honours on Abiola and Fawehinmi.
Former adviser to former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Umar Ardo, has described the planned conferment of national honours to MKO Abiola, Babagana kingibe, and Gani Fawehinmi as illegal and an indulgence in flagrant illegality by the presidency.
Even at that time, it was pretty obvious that the unjust annulment was a huge elite conspiracy, well beyond the schemes and machinations, for which the then Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida had established a formidable reputation.
“The President also directed that this should be done so that the awards slated for June 12, 2018 can go on as planned,” the statement said.
The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.
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