June 12: Coalition tasks Buhari on rule of law

The Coalition for a Better Nigeria, a civil society organisation, has urged Muhammadu Buhari to do in promoting the rule of law to democracy.

The National Coordinator of the Coalition, Bamiji Awa, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria () on Saturday in Lagos.

Awa, however, commended the for declaring “June 12 Struggle” the Democracy Day.

“The declaration of June 12 as a Democracy Day is a welcome development. has to be applauded by all of us in the civil societies.

Buhari has made the struggle national. For a public holiday to be declared nationwide is a victory to democracy.

“To democracy, there is the need to promote rule of law, fundamental human rights and true federalism,” Awa said.

He also urged the President to pay the family of late winner of the annulled June 12 presidential election, MKO Abiola, all entitlements due to him as President-elect.

think to democracy, MKO Abiola should now be declared posthumously as the President of Nigeria.

“And all the due to him since 1993 till date, should be even if not in full, let them be in instalments to the family.

is the only way people would know Nigeria means . It has to go declaring June 12 as a Democracy Day,” Awa said.

reports Nigeria now marks its Democracy Day on June 12 annually instead of May 29. ()