Why Presidential inauguration must hold by May 29 – Presidency

The presidency has given reasons for the swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari to hold by May 29 instead of June 12 being rumoured around.

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The presidency has given reasons for the swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari to hold by May 29 instead of June 12 being rumoured around.

In debunking the rumour being carried around that the swearing in will be changed to June 12 , the federal government has given reasons to hold it on the 29th of May. Grace Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity stated this saying , “There is no truth in that report. As a matter of fact, we will soon issue a statement on it to clear the air.

“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.

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“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.”

Buhari had last year changed the nation’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 of every year.

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“The declaration was part of the decision taken to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola.

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