BREAKING: Obasanjo Jonathan, Gowon, IBB, others shun Democracy Day Celebration

BREAKING: Obasanjo Jonathan, Gowon, IBB, others shun Democracy Day Celebration

Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former Head of States, General Yakubu Gowon (rted), Ibrahim Babangida were absent at Eagles square, venue for June 12 democracy Day Celebration. However, president Muhammadu Buhari and.Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, and late Chief Moshood Abiola’s family arrived the venue, amid tight security. President Muhammadu Buhari


Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former Head of States, General Yakubu Gowon (rted), Ibrahim Babangida were absent at Eagles square, venue for June 12 democracy Day Celebration.

However, president Muhammadu Buhari and.Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, and late Chief Moshood Abiola’s family arrived the venue, amid tight security.

FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Eagles Square venue of the Democracy Day celebration.

The President who arrived at 10.04am, waited to receive other world leaders before taking salute on the Saluting Dais and rendition of the National anthem.

FILE: FORMER NIGERIAN LEADERS: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. GOODLUCK JONATHAN, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN,IBRAHIM BABANGIDA, LATE SHEHU SHAGARI AND YAKUBU GOWON

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had arrived the venue about five minutes before the President.

The new Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila have also arrived at the Eagles Square.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ARRIVAL AT EAGLES SQUARE FOR DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION

The Nation reports that members of the late MKO Abiola’s family, including Kola were also at the Eagles Square.

Buhari also rode in a special inspection vehicle to inspect guards on parade and acknowledged cheers from the invited guests.

All the troops are also to carry out parade march in slow and quick time.

While military musical display, silent drill and cultural troupe performance are planned for the celebration, all troops will also take part in advance in review order.

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The President is expected to deliver the Democracy Day Address before the celebration comes to an end.

Meanwhile, the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, was denied entry to the VIP area of the Eagle Square, venue of the Democracy Day celebration in Abuja on Wednesday.

Plain-clothed security men positioned at the VIP entrance at the venue accused the first class monarch of possessing someone else’s invitation card.

Despite his vehement protest, he was told to move away from the entrance and kept on the red carpet for about 20 minutes.

The intervention of policemen and organisers to ensure his entrance into the venue after which he was offered a seat on the same line where the Ooni of Ife was seated with other invited Emirs, however saved the day.

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