The Presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in for a second term on May 29 and not June 12 as widely speculated.
Reports had it that the inauguration will hold on June 12th which was named Democracy Day last year by the Federal government.
However, in an interview with press, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that there is no truth to the report. He buttressed that President Buhari will be inaugurated for his second term on Wednesday, May 29th.
“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.” Garba said
The Buhari-led administration last year changed the nation’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 of every year. This was done to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola.