House of reps in rowdy session over June 12 Democracy Day declaration

It was quite a disorderly session this morning at the Federal House of Representatives at the National Assembly in Abuja during delibrations over the recently declared Democracy Day.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to declare June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day in honour of late M.K.O Abiola, has caused a heated fracas between the lawmakers.

It was gathered that while some lawmakers supported it, others asked the President to rescind his decision.
Some of the lawmakers also kicked against the honour given to the late M.K.O Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12,1993 presidential election.

Some lawmakers who spoke on the issue said there is need to ensure the rule of law is followed regarding the matter, while others spoke in favour of the president’s decision.

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