By Toby Prince
Ayodele Fayose, a former Governor of Ekiti State has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for sanctioning June 12 as Democracy Day.
President Buhari approved that June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day instead of May 29.
By so doing, Mr Buhari earned an unlikely fan in Mr Fayose, known to be a stern critic of the ruling All Progressive Congress-led (APC) government.
In a tweet on Thursday, Mr Fayose, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claimed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ego didn’t allow him to honour late MKO Abiola.
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” Honouring MKO Abiola by Buhari is to Obasanjo’s shame,” he wrote.
” It remains a sore-point of his political history that because of ego, Obasanjo, who’s the greatest beneficiary of the June 12, 1993 struggle failed to honour his kinsman, MKO Abiola. So, I commend President Buhari.”