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Pres Buhari renames Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola

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:

President Buhari in a handshake with Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Sierra Leona High Commissioner to Nigeria, H.E Solomon Momoh Christopher Gembeh SR, President of Benin, H.E Patrice Talo at the celebration of June 12, 2019, Abuja.

Vice President exchange pleasantries with dignitaries at the celebration of Democracy Day, at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

President of Niger Republic, flanked by his wife and President of Namibia and President of Senegal

“By the Grace of God, I intend to keep the oath I have made today and to serve as President for all Nigerians”. — President Muhammadu Buhari, June 12th, 2019.

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