‘Following the historic designation of June 12 as DEMOCRACY DAY and NATIONAL HOLIDAY, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, will confer Post-Humous national honours on Chief M.K.O. Abiola as Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), Chief Gani Fawehinmi as the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). He will also decorate Ambassador Babagana Kingibe with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
The statement listed those invited as include, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe , the family of the late Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola and that of Chief Gani Fawehinmi , as well as key players of June 12 struggle; members of the National Executive Committee of the SDP including States Chairmen and Secretaries at the time of June 12, 1993, Governors elected under SDP platform
They also include; former Senate Presidents – Iyorchia Ayu and Ameh Ebute and Speaker Agunwa Anekwe along with Principal Officers of the National Assembly elected under SDP platform, Speakers of the States Assembly elected under SDP platform, all Chairmen of the States Traditional Councils from the six South-Western States,
Others to be in attendance are; Prof. Wole Soyinka, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,Chief Bisi Akande,Ms. Ayo Obe, Bayo Onanuga – The News, Kunle Ajibade – Tempo, Nosa Igiebor Tell, Kayode Komolafe – Media Hope 93, Senator Janathan Zwingina – DG Hope 93, Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu
Similarly,; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogora, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, members of the Federal Executive Council and all State Governors are to be in attendance.