June 12: Nigeria to Air Democracy Documentary

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A documentary titled “NIGERIA: Consolidating Democracy and National Unity,” will debut on Saturday June 12, 2021.

This, according to a statement released by President”s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity  Garba Shehu, is in commemoration of Democracy Day.

The one-hour documentary will air between 8:00-9:00 pm on NTA and Channels on Saturday While TVC will be showing at 4:30-5:30pm the following day, Sunday June 13th.

The documentary, according to the statement, will feature President 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.

Others include 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.

The statement reads: “The film features President 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 national honour.

“Also featured are President 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 President as well as Amb. Shehu Malami, nephew of Sir Ahmadu Bello and son of Sultan Abubakar III.”

The documentary will contain sections dedicated to the annulled 1993 elections and the evolution of Nigeria’s democracy and continuing quest for its consolidation and national unity from Independence in 1960.

The documentary is said to be filmed exclusively in Nigeria and directed by the award winning, Nigerian-American, Hollywood-based filmmaker Ose Oyamendan.

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