Democracy Day is a public holiday in Nigeria. It is held annually on May 29. This public holiday commemorates the restoration of democracy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, when the newly elected Olusegun Obasanjo took office as the President of Nigeria in May 1999 ending multiple decades of military rule that began in 1966 and had been interrupted only by a brief period of democracy from 1979 to 1983.
After many years, Nigerians are yet to really get what it entails to be a democracy. See tweets below:
May God continually bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria and help our leaders do the right things per time.
— DaystarNG (@DaystarNG) May 29, 2017
A nation's strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others. #DemocracyDay
— HelloNaija! (@HelloNaijaNG) May 29, 2017
Now you'll be seeing our leaders in their agbada. What a shithole called a country celebrating #democracyday with nothing to show for it. 😐😐
— Princess Ife❤️ (@ife_luv12) May 29, 2017
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) May 29, 2017
For the average Nigerian in most parts of the country, the worst day under GEJ is better than the best day under Buhari… #DemocracyDay
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) May 29, 2017
We keep believing that we’ll get good leaders that would make the people proud. We are still in search of that visionary leader.