May 27, 2017 | Our Nigeria.
Today, May 29th is the official date for celebrating democracy in Nigeria.
This is a historical day because there was a switch from Military rule by the then military ruler Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar over to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, which marked the end of an almost 30 years of military regime since 1966 – though a taste of democracy intercepted between 1979 and 1983 – and birthing a new democratic system if governance.
Nigerians look forward to celebrating this day; some not necessarily because of its significance, but because it’s a holiday a time to relax from work. Any holiday in Nigeria isn’t taken likely, trust me, because any reason to have party jollof isn’t taken for granted. Like me, currently heading for an ‘owanbe‘. Others, look out for its significance, weighing how far we come as a country and where we are headed.
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