BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos
All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday appraised Nigeria’s democratic evolution, concluding that the seed of the nation’s democracy was sown on June 12.
Tinubu stated this in a special statement on the occasion of June 12 celebration which he personally signed, saying as important as it is, May 29 does not carry the weight of significance that June 12 carries in the country’s democratic sojourn.
He pointed out that what the country had been commemorating on May 29th of every year since the democratic restoration of 1999 has been the day of the handover of power from the military regime to the elected civilian administration.
According to him, ‘’As important as it certainly is, May 29 does not carry the weight of significance that June 12 does in Nigeria’s democratic evolution. May 29th is at best an arbitrary date on which the military chose to hand over the reins of power to an elected civilian government…