Vice President Kembo Mohadi has arrived in Abuja, Nigeria where he will join the Democracy Day celebrations tomorrow (Wednesday).
He was welcomed by the Zimbabwean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Lovemore Mazemo and Embassy staff.
12 June was gazetted the Democracy Day in Nigeria in recognition of the end of military rule and the restoration of a democratic system of government following President Mahammadu Buhari’s signing into the law of the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill yesterday (Monday).
June 12 remains a historic day for Nigeria, as it is on that day in 1993 that Nigerians elected Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola president only for the poll outcome to be annulled by Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (Rtd).
It is against this background that President Buhari, who will address the nation at the Eagle Square in Abuja tomorrow, declared June 12 as a public holiday in Nigeria, replacing May 29, which was previously the day celebrated to mark the end of military rule following the swearing in of President-elect Olusegun Obasanjo on May 29, 1999.
May 29 will only be marked as a handover/inauguration of new governments in the country.