Dec 31 Should Be Declared ‘Democracy Destruction Day’ Because Of Buhari’s Coup – Senator Abaribe

Speaking while contributing to a debate on a motion on the post humous award of GCFR conferred on M.K.O Abiola, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Thursday, said December 31 should be declared as “democracy destruction day” because that was the day the Muhammadu Buhari military government ousted ex-President Shehu Shagari in a coup.

According to TheCable, the motion was sponsored by Lanre Tejuosho, senator representing Ogun central, and backed by Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti south.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, Ababribe said for the award to be proper, there was a need for the executive to “quickly” send an amendment to the honours act.

He said; “I support what senator Olujimi and also what the deputy senate president had said, insisting that there may have to be an amendment of the constitution.

“I also want to add that it would also be necessary for the executive to quickly bring to the national assembly, an amendment to the honours act which states that there cannot be posthumous award. Now that they have jumped the gun to do posthumous award, it would be necessary for us to quickly amend that act.

“Finally, I want to also propose another day since we are now moving in the right direction, saying that democracy is needed, I want to propose that we also designate 31st December as democracy destruction day because that was the day that this same president did a coup.”

At that point, the session became rowdy.

On December 31, 1983, Buhari, then general officer commanding, 3rd armored division, Jos, along some other military officers ousted Shagari.

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