As you most likely know, the official date for democracy day was changed from May 29th to June 12th in honour of the late MKO Abiola, the widely acclaimed winner of the 1993 election. At the event, no past president of Nigeria was present at the inauguration. Although, presidents from some African countries were present. Finally, the president gave his long-awaited speech which had over 3,000 words.
What did President Buhari say?
He spoke a bit about his education and work experience.
About Nigeria being a great country— population stats and natural resources.
About how we’re a big brother to our neighbouring countries.
He also spoke about how since 2015, the administration has fought insecurity and poverty.
How in this new tenure this administration will remain committed to improving the lives of Nigerians.
Finally, he proposed the Abuja National Stadium be renamed to MOSHOOD ABIOLA NATIONAL STADIUM.
What are people saying?
Senators: Two PDP senators (Senators Istifanus Gyang, Plateau & Uche Ekwunife, Anambra) brought a motion to debate the speech of the president. We’re not even sure what they wanted to debate but it was rejected by other APC senators who form the majority of the Senate.
Nigerians: While some people celebrated that the speech was deep in thought and futuristic, some said it lacked strategy and weren’t impressed.
What we think: Actions speak louder than words.