ECOWAS Parliament Suspends Sitting In Solidarity With Nigeria for Democracy Day

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By Favour Nnabugwu



T,he Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspend its sitting to mark the 32nd Anniversary of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election in Nigeria.

The Fifth Legislature of the 2022 First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament is underway in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city and runs until the 2nd of July, 2022.

However, according to the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Ahmed Idris Wase, the Community Parliament would be observing the public holiday on Monday, 13th June to commemorate the Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 election, Moshood Abiola.

Wase, the Deputy Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives disclosed this on Saturday at the ongoing 2022 Parliamentary Session in Abuja.

He expressed the well wishes of the ECOWAS Parliament to the Government and good people of Nigeria as the nation celebrates the historic event.

In view of the foregoing, sitting at the Parliamentary Session resumes on Tuesday, June 14 with the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou expected to make apresentation.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government unveiled activities lined up for the celebration of this year’s Democracy Day (June 12), even as it declared Monday, June 13, a public holiday.

In compliance with the presidential directive, activities lined up for the celebration include a public lecture at the National Mosque, held on Friday, June 10, 2022, by 9:00 a.m. and Jumat prayers on the same date and at the same venue.

This will be followed by a Presidential broadcast on Sunday, June 12, by 7:00 a.m., and a church service at the National Christian Centre at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, June 13, will feature a Ceremonial Parade, which begins at 9:00 a.m., at the Eagle Square, Abuja.


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