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Atiku, Peter Obi, Kwakwanso, Others to Grace June 12 Democracy Day Anniversary Celebration

Leaders and stakeholders in the country are set to storm Lagos State for the June 12 Democracy Day Anniversary Celebration.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that among the dignitaries are former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso who are set to deliver goodwill messages while Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will deliver a state address.

The event, organized by The Patriots and the June 12 Pro-Democracy Movement of Nigeria, will be held on June 12, 2024, at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Conference and Exhibition Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.

The theme of the rally is “Securing the Future of Nigeria through a Democratic People’s Constitution.”

The event will be chaired by Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations and Chairman of The Patriots.

The event will feature a conversation on securing Nigeria’s future through democratic constitution reform, led by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, Prof. Attahiru Jega, and Senator Shehu Sanni. Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka was initially scheduled to provide the keynote address but has been replaced by Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Col. Umar Dangiwa due to pressing engagements.

Other notable speakers and guests include Prof. Pat Utomi, Barr Femi Falana, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Prof Jibrin Ibrahim, Amb. (Hon) Nkoyo Toyo, Alhaji Shettima Yerima, Otunba Dele Momodu, and many more.

The statement added: “Special Interventions and remarks are to be provided at the national colloquium by notable leaders of thought and political leaders, who include, General Alabi Akinriade, General Ike Nwachukwu, Elder Solomon Asemota, SAN, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, Obong Victor Attah, Prof. Anya O Anya, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Mr. Donald Duke, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN.

“Others are the President of the NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of TUC, Comrade Festus Osifo, Prof Okey Ikechukwu, the National Youth Leader of the 3rd Force, Abayomi Rotimi Mighty, Obongawan Barbara Etim-James, Deacon Chris Iyovwaye and Veteran Olawale Okunniyi (Veteran Che), General Secretary of The Patriots.”

The event will also feature a motorcade procession from the venue to the residence of Chief MKO Abiola, where prayers and tributes will be held in honour of the martyrs of Nigeria’s democracy.

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