June 12: OBJ, GEJ, Gowon absent at Democracy Day celebration

June 12: OBJ, GEJ, Gowon absent at Democracy Day celebration

Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are reportedly absent for the 2019 Democracy Day celebration taking place at the Eagles Square in Abuja.

According to The Nation, a former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, is also not present at the event.

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Legit.ng gathers that former presidents and heads of state were scheduled to arrive at the venue by 9:35am on Wednesday, June 12.

Obasanjo is a frequent critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, and had even advised the latter not to run for the presidency in the 2019 elections.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, came under fire from elder statesmen in the country for not recognising the struggle of late Chief Moshood Abiola and honouring him with June 12.

Senator Ayo Fasanmi, a chieftain of the Afenifere group, said Obasanjo was not the leader of the Yoruba people or the messiah of Nigerians.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for doing what Obasanjo failed to do.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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