The Federal Government has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will have a low-key inauguration for his second term on May 29.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja. The Minister of Information and Culture stated: “The decision to have low-key inauguration was taken at the meeting of Federal Executive Council of Wednesday 8th May 2019.
He said, “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.”
Buhari had last year changed the nation’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 of every year.
“The declaration was part of the decision taken to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola.”