In a statement he personally signed, the president said May 29th will no longer be regarded as democracy day. He also announced that the title of GCFR will be awarded posthumously to the inner of the June 12th 1993 election, MKO Abiola.
“Dear friends, words cannot truly express how happy I feel. Here is President Buhari’s executive order declaring that June 12, the day of the election that my father won, would henceforth be Nigeria’s Democracy Day and conferring on my dad the title of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, a title reserved for presidents. Twenty five years after June 12…Please celebrate with me”
I tried to capture my feelings in the (sort of) poem below.