A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to the change of the Democracy Day date from May 29 to June 12.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday announced the change of date in honour of the late MKO Abiola.
Ezekwesili hailed the decision by Buhari to declare June 12 as the new Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential Election, Abiola.
She, however, urged Buhari to also honour Mrs Kudirat Abiola.
Ezekwesili, in a tweet, said, ”That’s a very welcome gesture from @NGRPresident @MBuhari – this honor done Chief MKO Abiola. The symbolism of June 12 is huge for our Democracy.
”The sacrifice of the Abiola family was much and I do hope Mrs Kudirat Abiola is similarly accorded the honor due her. #History.”