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“The Constitution needs to be amended if June 12th is declared as Democracy day.”- DSP, Ike Ekweremadu

?The Constitution needs to be amended if June 12th is declared as Democracy day.?- DSP, Ike Ekweremadu

The senate today deliberated on President Buhari‘s decision to declare June 12th as Nigeria’s new ‘Democracy Day‘.

 

During the discussion, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu said, ‘the Constitution needs to be amended if June 12th is declared as Democracy day’.

 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki however said, ‘we recognize the fact that the recognition of Chief MKO Abiola and his contributions have been long overdue. We must recognize this good intention.There might be imperfections in how it was implemented, but let us take the good intention behind all of this’.

 

Follow their conversation below…

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Sen. @lanretejuoso cites Order 43, congratulates Mr. President for a remarkable event that took place yesterday declaring June 12th as Democracy day as this shows a spirit of reconciliation. “There should be a reconciliation between the Executives & the Legislative arm of Gvt.”

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Senator @Biodun_Olujimi cites Orders 42 & 52, thanks Mr. President and also salutes his courage and requests that Mr. President should endeavor that INEC announces the result of the election held on June 12th and declare Chief MKO Abiola as the winner as his family is still…

The Nigerian Senate

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…in existence and every right a President enjoys should be given to his family and the then Vice President, Baba Gana Kingibe should also enjoy all benefits as the Vice President.

The Nigerian Senate

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“The Constitution needs to be amended if June 12th is declared as Democracy day.”- DSP, Ike Ekweremadu

The Nigerian Senate

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“We recognize the fact that the recognition of Chief MKO Abiola and his contributions have been long overdue. We must recognize this good intention.There might be imperfections in how it was implemented, but let us take the good intention behind all of this.”- SP, @bukolasaraki

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”I am sure that all of us, in one way or the other, have had the opportunity to interact with the man & we felt that the country has not given him & his family the recognition that they truly deserve. Let us leave it that Chief MKO Abiola represented all of us.”-SP, @bukolasaraki

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Senate resolves to:
1. Announce the results of the elections;

2. Ensure that all allowances and entitlements to the families of Chief M.K.O Abiola and Prof. Baba Gana Kingibe be made available to them;

3. Declare June 12 a public holiday; and

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4. 29th May should remain the day for the inauguration of newly elected officers (President and all Government officials).

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