While some political observers attributed the change to its proximity to the secessionists’ Biafra day celebration which is May 30th and the economic loss of two consecutive holidays, others are of the view that it is nothing but a move to appease Nigerians in preparation for Presidential elections which is just around the corner.
The Main opposition party the PDP has reacted to the declaration of June 12 a democracy day by Mr. President. PDP described it as a sign of political desperation. According to them, It is therefore a sign of political desperation for the failed President to seek to use Chief Abiola’s name as a tool to sway Nigerians in less than twelve months to an election where he, (President Buhari) is seeking re-election. History did not record President Buhari as sympathetic to the Abiola’s family when his wife, Kudirat, was gruesomely murdered by the agents of a government which President Buhari served.