Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri is leading a cross section of Nigerians on social media who believe President Buhari’s declarion of June 12 as the new Democracy Day is a ploy to gain Southwest votes in 2019.
According to Reno, ‘President Buhari is a joke. In desperation for the Southwest vote, he has declared June 12, Democracy Day a d given MKO Abiola a post humous GCFR. What hypocrisy! This was a man who served Abacha while Abacha jailed Abiola. This was a man who praised Abacha, Abiola’s jailer’.
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President @Mbuhari is a joke. In desperation for the Southwest vote, he has declared June 12, Democracy Day a d given MKO Abiola a post humous GCFR. What hypocrisy! This was a man who served Abacha while Abacha jailed Abiola. This was a man who praised Abacha, Abiola’s jailer! pic.twitter.com/1GQswI3ikO
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) June 6, 2018
? We know it’s a move to win elections but signing landmark bills, announcing June 12 as democracy day, honouring Abiola and Gani… wehdun sir! This is much better than sharing rice or sponsoring thugs to kill people. Next: debate? That would bring issues to the fore. Do it ?
— ‘Gbénga Sèsan (@gbengasesan) June 6, 2018
Olusegun Obasanjo right now when he heard June 12 he so hated is now a National Holiday replacing his May 29 “Democracy Day” pic.twitter.com/rJWHHJ08CN
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) June 6, 2018
Daddy Bubu making those South West moves. Democracy Day now June 12. MKO Abiola awarded the highest award in the land GCFR post-humously.
— Ayomide Tayo (@AOT2) June 6, 2018
Wawwwuuuuu. @MBuhari masterstroke with the June 12 declaration as Democracy Day!
If the administration delivers the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Lagos-Ab??òkúta-Ibadan rail line before election next year, it will be harder for opposition to get southwest votes for President
— Aláshelà (@AjalaYemi) June 6, 2018
Just wondering the kind of feelings going through the mind of the gap toothed General in Minna as June 12 is declared Democracy Day
— Umar (@u_2_2) June 6, 2018
MKO Abiola, yes. Gani, yes. June 12 as Democracy Day, yes. Kingibe, NO. His ignominious role in burying June 12 is legendary. Undeserving.
— The Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) June 6, 2018
— Keke El Official (@keke4success) June 6, 2018
Had GEJ declared June 12 as democracy day, they would have still opposed it…
What is wrong in renaming a “citadel of repute” after MKO? Please let’s hear word.
— Kingsley (@kingysly_01) June 6, 2018
Some might say this is politics and Buhari is trying to pacify the Yorubas. I honestly don’t care. June 12 should have been our Democracy Day all along. This move is fantastic and must be commended. Well done Buhari ??
— Dr. Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) June 6, 2018
South West isn’t a colony of ALMAJIRIS or woolhrads for @MBuhari to think a shift of democracy day from 29th May to June 12 will make them vote for him in 2049.Forget South West b/cos they will never play ball again.
— John Danfulani (@john_danfulani) June 6, 2018
In The News:
FG replaces May 29th with June 12th as Democracy Day, confers highest honour of the land (GCFR) to late Chief M.K.O Abiola
— Jack Obinyan-Buhari (@JackObinyan) June 6, 2018
Buhari: June 12 now Democracy Day, MKO a GCFR and Gani Fawehinmi a GCON
SDP: How can we criticise this now? This opposition work hard oooooo pic.twitter.com/sfUlAqYrvk
— Aláshelà (@AjalaYemi) June 6, 2018
June 12 should indeed be our Democracy Day because it is very symbolic to our history; that was when we had the freest and fairest election and I am really happy the election was conducted by me.
— Ibrahim B. Babangida (@General_Ibbro) June 6, 2018
So there is public holiday next week, since our new democracy day is June 12 1993..if you think i would kick against this public holiday, you are absolutely wrong pic.twitter.com/Ratear9xpX
— Femi Factor (@femifactor) June 6, 2018