Democracy Day: Presidency to air documentary on annulled June 12 election, others

The Presidency has announced that a documentary to celebrate Democracy Day 2021 will be aired on Saturday and Sunday.

Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the (Media & Publicity) disclosed this in a statement Wednesday

According to Shehu, “In commemoration of Democracy Day, June 12, 2021, a hour documentary titled “NIGERIA: Consolidating Democracy and National Unity,” will debut simultaneously on the Television Authority (NTA) and Channels TV networks this Saturday at 8:00-9:00pm. TVC will be showing at 4:30-5:30pm the day, Sunday June 13th.

“The film features Muhammadu Buhari and dignitaries who were central to the annulled June 12 election and the events that followed, including General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Kola Abiola, Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi who along with Amb. Babagana Kingibe, was also recognized with a Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) national honor.

“With sections dedicated to the annulled election, recognition process and evolution of Nigeria’s democracy and continuing quest its consolidation and national unity from Independence in 1960, the documentary was filmed exclusively in Nigeria and directed by the award winning, -American, Hollywood-based filmmaker Ose Oyamendan.

“Also featured are Goodluck Jonathan, children of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the country’s first and only Prime Minister, those of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first republic opposition leader and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first as well as Amb. Shehu , nephew of Sir Ahmadu Bello and son of Sultan Abubakar III, as they capture the spirit of Nigeria’s Independence Day in 1960.”

Shehu said the documentary will be shown at 8:00pm on Saturday, June 12, on both the NTA and Channels TV. TVC will be showing at 4:30-5:30pm on Sunday June 13th.