Democracy Day: Buhari hosts visiting leaders at dinner


President Buhari, his wife, Aisha with other Foreign Leaders and Dignitaries at the Democracy Day Dinner/Gala Night, at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. Photo: State House

President Muhammadu Buhari played host to visiting world leaders at a dinner last night in Abuja, ahead of the country’s Democracy Day, which is being marked today.

The event, which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, had the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, in attendance.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, House of Representatives Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and some former Heads of State, attended the dinner.

 The world leaders sighted at the event were those of Liberia, Rwanda, Gambia, Niger, Congo, Ghana, Chad, Uganda, Senegal, Mauritania and Italy.

The main event to mark June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day, will take place today at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said at the dinner that the celebration was “unique”, coming just a day after the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly.


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