President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the national stadium in Abuja after MKO Abiola.
The President made the declaration while delivering his speech at the Democracy Day celebration held at the Eagles Square on Wednesday, June 12.
President Buhari emphasized the need to atone for the wrongs done which led to the annulment of the June 12 election, 1993.
He said, “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National stadium henceforth, it will be called Moshood Abiola National stadium”.
The President received the state salute and joined in the general rendition of the National anthem.
President Buhari also rode in a special inspection vehicle to inspect guards on parade and acknowledged cheers from guests present.
Nigeria is marking the Democracy Day on June 12 today, for first time this year.
The ceremony, which featured a colorful parade, was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, leaders of the National Assembly, foreign leaders and diplomats.
Sights and Sounds on democracy day below:
Inspection of the Guards Brigade by President @MBuhari at the #2019DemocracyDay happening Live at the Eagles Square,Abuja.— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) June 12, 2019
You can follow the Democracy Day Cultural Parade and Celebration live on NTA, Channels TV, TVC, Radio Nigeria and Voice of Nigeria. #June12 #DemocracyDay pic.twitter.com/fwhpvL9uTU