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Buhari‘s Inauguration Holds May 29, Not June 12 — Presidency

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The Presidency has stated there isn’t any fact in experiences that the Federal Authorities is contemplating shifting the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second time period from Might 29 to June 12.

The Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the clarification in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday.

Media experiences final week claimed Buhari can be inaugurated on June 12, the day the federal government has declared because the nation’s new Democracy Day.

However Shehu informed our correspondent that the President’s first time period would expire on Might 29, 2019, having been inaugurated on Might 29, 2015.

He stated those that have been behind the experiences have been solely trying to trigger confusion within the polity.

The presidential spokesman promised that the Presidency would quickly difficulty a press release on the matter.

He stated, “There isn’t any fact in that report. As a matter of truth, we are going to quickly difficulty a press release on it to clear the air.

“The President was inaugurated for his first time period in workplace on Might 29, 2015. He ceases to be President on Might 29, 2019, if he’s not inaugurated for his second time period on that day.

“For the avoidance of doubt, there isn’t any plan to shift the President’s inauguration to June 12. The inauguration will maintain on Might 29. These claiming that the inauguration might be shifted to June 12 are solely attempting to trigger confusion within the polity. It isn’t true.”

Buhari had final yr modified the nation’s Democracy Day from Might 29 to June 12 of yearly.

A invoice he despatched to the Nationwide Meeting to amend the the nation’s Public Holidays Act had since been handed into legislation.

The declaration was a part of the choice taken to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief M.Okay.O. Abiola.

The President had additionally on the time honoured Abiola with the very best nationwide honour of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, posthumously.

He additionally honoured Abiola’s operating mate within the election, Babagana Kingibe, with the second highest nationwide honour, Grand Commander of the Order of Niger.

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