Buhari to address Nigerians on democracy day


As part of activities to commemorate the 2018 Democracy Day celebrations, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7 am.

This was disclosed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Television and radio stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.

Although the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) had asked the President not to address Nigerians on the occasion.

May 29, which is Democracy Day in Nigeria also marks the conclusion of President Buhari’s third year in office and it is expected that the President would address the nation.

But the PDP believes the President has failed to fulfil his promises, which helped him sweep to power on May 29, 2015.

The party ‎in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the government had violated all tenets of democracy, trampled on citizens’ rights and should not be associated with democracy under any guise whatsoever.

However, Adesina has stated that the National Broadcast would go on.


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