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Buhari, Jonathan, Tinubu, others to feature in Democracy Day documentary
From: 'Tunde Babalola
Wed, 9 Jun 2021   ||   Nigeria, Abuja

Wednesday, 9th June 2021: President Muhammadu Buhari is among other prominent Nigerians that would feature in a documentary produced in commemoration of 2021 Democracy Day holding on Saturday.

The one-hour documentary will be titled, ‘Nigeria: Consolidating democracy and national unity’.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement titled ‘Celebrating Democracy Day, 2021.’

According to the statement, the documentary will be aired on the Nigerian Television Authority and Channels TV networks on Saturday from 8pm to 9pm; while Television Continental will air it on Sunday from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

The statement read, “The film features President Muhammadu Buhari and dignitaries who were central to the annulled June 12 election and the events that followed, including General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Kola Abiola, Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi who along with Amb. Babagana Kingibe, was also recognized with a Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger national honour.

“Also featured are President Goodluck Jonathan, children of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the country’s first and only Prime Minister, those of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first republic opposition leader and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first President as well as Amb. Shehu Malami, nephew of Sir Ahmadu Bello and son of Sultan Abubakar III.”

The documentary will contain sections dedicated to the annulled 1993 elections and the evolution of Nigeria’s democracy and continuing quest for its consolidation and national unity from Independence in 1960.


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