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A nation in contempt of history

President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated for a second term in office on May 29, 2019 after contesting and winning in presidential ballot of February 2019.

The day Mr. President was inaugurated for a second term in office is of particular significance in Nigeria’s history not for any other peculiar reason but because on the same day in 1999 the Nigerian military had a change of heart, decided to withdraw from politics to face the task of defending the territorial integrity of the nation, which is the primary reason for its existence.

In subsequent years, the Obasanjo administration made May 29 Democracy Day. It did not matter then that many Nigerians justifiably felt that June 12 should have been the day to celebrate democracy.

guardian.ng/13 June 2019

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