Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos State has lauded the Federal Government for declaring June 12 as the New Democracy Day.
The commendation is contained in a press statement issued by Mr Habib Aruna, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor in Ikeja.
Ambode described the development as a historic and commends move by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it would further deepen the nation’s democracy.
“This is a welcome development; it is a historic moment in our nation and I join other Nigerians to commend President Buhari on this announcement.
“By this move, he has done what previous administrations failed to do.
“This not only shows that President Buhari is a man of history and character but also eloquently confirms that the heroes of democracy did not die in vain after all,” the statement read in part.
It would be recalled that Buhari had on Wednesday declared June 12 be celebrated as Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election, Chief MKO Abiola.