What the Presidency said about when Buhari’s Inauguration will hold
The Presidency has actually dismissed last week media reports that Buhari would certainly be inaugurated on June 12, the day federal government has declared as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day.
The media report stated that the Federal government is making plans to move the inauguration date of President Buhari from May 29 to June 12.
Garba Shehu who is President Buhari Senior Special Assistant, in an interview with The Punch made this revelation on Sunday 12th of May.
According to Garba Shehu, Buhari’s 1st term would come to an end on May 29 this year and his inauguration will also commence the same May 29. He went on to accuse those behind the reports as mischief makers who wants to heat up the polity.
Shehu promised that the public will soon hear from the President regarding the issue in question.
He claimed, “There is no truth in that report. As a matter of fact, we will soon issue a statement on it to clear the air.
“The President was inaugurated for his first term in office on May 29, 2015. He ceases to be President on May 29, 2019, if he is not inaugurated for his second term on that day.
“For the avoidance of doubt, there is no plan to shift the President’s inauguration to June 12. The inauguration will hold on May 29. Those claiming that the inauguration will be shifted to June 12 are only trying to cause confusion in the polity. It is not true.”
Recall that Buhari led government in 2018 in honour of late Chief M.K.O. Abiola who won the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, changed Nigerian Democracy day from 29th of May to 12th June.
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