Obasanjo, Gowon, Jonathan, and Other Former Leaders Absent From Maiden June 12 Celebration

June 12

Former Nigerian heads of state and presidents were absent at the venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebrations on Wednesday. The former leaders including Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, among others, were absent at the event which held at the Eagles’ Square in Abuja.

Former military leaders Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar were also absent.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier declared June 12 Nigeria’s Democracy Day. The inaugural celebration, which took place Wednesday, had in attendance numerous pro-June 12 supporters.

The government’s decision was in recognition of the place of late Moshood Abiola’s in Nigeria’s democratic history.

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