Low-key inauguration on May 29 as FG moves ‘major’ events to June 12
President Muhammadu Buhari will have a low-key inauguration for his second term on May 29.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, disclosed this to reporters in Abuja on Monday.
According to TheCable, Mohammed said most events for May 29 had been moved to June 12, the country’s new Democracy Day.
Last year, Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day in honour of MKO Abiola, self-acclaimed winner of the 1993 election.
Mohammed added that world leaders had already been invited to attend the Democracy Day on June 12.
“The decision to have a low-key inauguration for the President was taken at the meeting of federal executive council of Wednesday 8th of May, 2019,” he said.
“Invitations have been sent to all world leaders to attend the ceremonies marking the observance of the democracy day on June 12.
“Since the first observance of democracy day falls on an election year, and as a measure to sustain June 12 as democracy day, the celebration of the inauguration and the advancement of democracy in the country will now take place on June 12.”
He said the country cannot afford two major celebrations within two weeks.
Mohammed said details of the events, slated for the two ceremonies would be unveiled at a world news conference, slated for May 20 in Abuja.