SWITZERLAND, MAY 13(TODAY’S ECHO) – The Federal Government has postponed the celebration of the upcoming second term inauguration of president Muhammadu Buhari to June 12. The swearing-in will still take place on May , but it will be a low key affair.
This was stated in a press released issued out on Monday by the Federal government based
on the text of a press conference addressed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the State House in Abuja on Monday, May 13th 2019 .
“President Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, as a number of the events slated for the inauguration will now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy Day, ” the statement reads.
The government further stated that:
“The decision to have a low-key inauguration for the President was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wed 8 May 2019. However,invitations have been sent to all world leaders to attend the ceremonies marking the observance of the Democracy Day on June 12
“Since the first observance of June 12 as Democracy Day falls into an election year, and as a measure to sustain June 12 as Democracy Day, the celebration of the inauguration and the advancement of democracy in the country will now take place on June 12.
The country can ill-afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.”
According to the press release, details of the events slated for the two ceremonies will be unveiled at a world press conference slated for May 20th in Abuja.