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How MKO Abiola’s daughter reacted to the declaration of June 12 as democracy day

Haftsat, the daughter of late MKO Abiola, has reacted to the declaration of June 12 as the new democracy day. The declaration was made by President Buhari who yesterday stated that May 29th will no longer be regarded as democracy day. He also announced that the title of GCFR will be awarded posthumously to MKO Abiola who was the winner of the June 12th 1993 election.

Reacting to the new development, Hafsat said,

”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…

I tried to capture my feelings in the (sort of) poem below.

Please celebrate with me”

How MKO Abiola's daughter reacted to the declaration of June 12 as democracy day

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