June 12: Maku To Present FG Position On State Of Democracy In Nigeria

Labaran-Maku1The Minister for Information, Mr Labaran Maku will on June 12, present the Federal Government’s position on Nigeria’s democracy, government policies and programmes.

Maku will make the presentation in Lagos at the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) forum to honour late Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential elections in Nigeria.

June 12 is a date set aside by human rights groups in Nigeria in remembrance of the June 12 presidential polls annulled by the former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.

In a statement in Lagos, SNG Spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin explained that Maku was invited to balance the analysis of the Federal Government by civil society groups.

“The event is billed to audit the state of democracy in Nigeria since the June 12, 1993 elections.

“The programme is to mark the 20th anniversary of the annulment of the freest and fairest election ever held in a country with troubled history of elections.

“The convener of SNG, Pastor Tunde Bakare will lead the presentation of the assessment,’’ Odumakin said.

He said that prominent activists were also expected to speak on the occasion. (NAN)

 

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