Buhari’s Second Term Inauguration Will Be A Low-Key Affair- Lai Mohammed


The colourful inauguration that welcomed President Buhari in 2015 when he was newly elected may not repeat itself even when the whole world is waiting for the May 29th inauguration. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has said the inauguration will be a low-key affair..

Mohammed, while addressing a press conference on Monday at the State House in Abuja, said Buhari’s inauguration would be held on May 29 while a number of the events slated for the inauguration would be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy Day.

He said: “The decision to have a low-key inauguration for the President was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, 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.”

He also said the details of the two ceremonies would be made public at a world press conference slated for May 20 in Abuja.


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