Presidency Reveals Date For Buhari’s Inauguration


The Presidency has cleared the air about reports that the Federal Government is considering shifting the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term from May 29 to June 12.

Punch reports that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the clarification on Sunday.

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According to shehu, those who were behind the reports were only attempting to cause confusion, “there is no truth in that report. As a matter of fact, we will soon issue a statement on it to clear the air.

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“The President was inaugurated for his first term in office on May 29, 2015. He ceases to be President on May 29, 2019, if he is not inaugurated for his second term on that day.

“For the avoidance of doubt, there is no plan to shift the President’s inauguration to June 12. The inauguration will hold on May 29. Those claiming that the inauguration will be shifted to June 12 are only trying to cause confusion in the polity. It is not true.”

Recall that President Buhari last year changed the nation’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12.

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