Emerging reports have it that the former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsay Orubebe, has not been invited to the 2018 Democracy Day Lecture.
The Punch reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 28 scolded the office of the secretary to the government of the federation for not inviting Orubebe to the event that is panned to hold on Tuesday, May 29.
Orubebe had during the release of the result of the 2015 presidential election attempted to disrupt the process.
Buhari said organisers should have invited him to come and listen to the lecture delivered by the then chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission Attahiru Jega.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Tuesday, May 29, was declared a public holiday by the federal government to mark Nigeria's democracy day.
This was disclosed on Friday, May 25, by the ministry of Interior in a statement by its permanent secretary, Muhammed Umar.
Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) congratulated Nigerians on the sustained democracy in the country and reassured them that the federal Ggovernment is committed to entrenching democracy in the polity.
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