House Turns Rowdy over June 12 Declaration

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James Emejo in Abuja

The declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday parked controversy in the House of Representatives during plenary.

It followed a motion moved by Hon. Wale Raji (APC, Lagos) on the need to commend the president and also honour other actors who participated in the struggle.

But some lawmakers argued that the president lacked the powers to declare a public holiday without recourse to the National Assembly.

Details later.‎..