President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in and commence his second term on May 29 and not June 12 as widely speculated.
This was revealed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, during an interview with the press.
He debunked the report that the inauguration will hold on June 12th which was named Democracy Day last year by the Federal government.
“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
He buttressed that President Buhari will be inaugurated for his second term on Wednesday, May 29th.
Recall that the presidency last year changed the nation’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 of every year, in honor the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola.