The 2nd Term inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari will be low-key, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said.
President Buhari’s inauguration is scheduled for May 29th 2019.
The President who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the last February 2019 general polls won his re-election bid beating his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with over two million votes.
The minister of Information and Culture who disclosed that the 29th May inauguration will be low key, explained that since June 12 has been adopted as Democracy Day, hence all the a activities lined up for the inauguration have therefore been shifted to 12th June.
Mohammed said: “President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, as a number of the events slated for the inauguration will now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy Day.”
The decision to have a low-key inauguration for the President, he said was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, 8 May 2019.
He said this would not stop the invitation to world leaders to attend the ceremonies.
“However, invitations have been sent to all world leaders to attend the ceremonies marking the observance of the Democracy Day on June 12.
“Since the first observance of June 12 as Democracy Day falls into an election year, and as a measure to sustain June 12 as Democracy Day, the celebration of the inauguration and the advancement of democracy in the country will now take place on June 12. The country can ill-afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.”
Details of the events slated for the two ceremonies, the Minister said will be unveiled at a world press conference slated for May 20th in Abuja.