Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has stated that the world has to see June 12 as Nigeria’s most important day.
He made this known while making clarifications on the comments made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, about the President’s inauguration on May 29, being a low-key ceremony.
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Shehu explained that May 29th remains the inaugural day but all ceremonies associated with the inauguration have been deferred to June 12.
“We want the world to see June 12 as this country’s most important (day) as far as democracy is concerned,” he said.
Garba Shehu further explained that the inauguration will take place on May 29 due to the Constitution which says that the four-year term officially ends on the 29th
“Let me say emphatically, it is important that the President and the governors are being inaugurated on the 29th. Constitutionally, that must take place because their four-year term (2015-2019), expires on the 29th.
However, the President will be swearing an oath, taking the oath of office as would the governors be doing, but the big ceremonies associated with the inauguration have been deferred to June 12, in order that we empower, we activate this day in a big way”.