President Muhammadu Buhari has announced June 12 as the new date which Democracy Day will be celebrated in Nigeria henceforth.
He also conferred a posthumous GCFR title on the presumed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election, Moshood Abiola.
Further, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, a tireless fighter for human rights and democracy, and for the actualization of the June 12, 1993 elections, is also posthumously awarded a GCON.
All these was contained in a statement signed by the president.
The statement reads