June 12: Obasanjo handed over power October 1st 1979 not October 21th 1979

June 12: Obasanjo handed over power October 1st 1979 not October 21th 1979
June 12: Obasanjo handed over power October 1st 1979 not October 21th 1979

Yesterday President Buhari honored Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, by shifting Democracy date from May 29th to June 12th.

In his statement below, he gave reasons why June 12th was more significant compared to October 21st !979 when Obansanjo who was the head of state then, handed over power to the Civilian without crisis, and May 29th which is the normal Democracy day in Nigeria.

See statement below....
June 12: Obasanjo handed over power October 1st 1979 not October 21th 1979

But it wasn't October 21st 1979, rather it was October 1st 1979 that Obasanjo handed power to Shehu Shagari, a democratically elected civilian president, hence becoming the first military head of state to transfer power peacefully to a civilian regime in Nigeria.

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