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Democracy Day: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Snub Celebration

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Former Nigerian Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are both absent at the Eagles Square venue of the ongoing Democracy Day celebration in Abuja.

Also, absent at the event are former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Former interim president Ernest Shonekan is also absent.

GCFRNG reports former presidents and Heads of State had been formally invited to attend the event.

World leaders are at the event include President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo; and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.

Others are: President Macky Sall of Senegal; President Adama Barrow of Gambia; President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic; President José Mário Gómes Vaz of Guinea-Bissau and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic.

Obasanjo, apart from his hardline and consistent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term administration, had advised Buhari not to run for the 2019 Presidential election.

Meanwhile, President Buhari on Wednesday named the Abuja national stadium after the winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election, Cheif MKO Abiola.

 

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