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…
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.”
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…
“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
”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
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