It is no longer news that June 12 has been officially declared Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reactions have continued to trail the announcement.

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, commended President Buhari for declaring June 12th as the New Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12th 1993 Presidential Election, Chief MKO Abiola.

In a statement released this morning by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, the governor said President Buhari has, by the declaration, done what previous administrations have failed to do. 

 ALSO READ: Man Used His Grandfather's Life Savings To Procure Breast Enlargement For Girlfriend

"This is a welcome development. It is a historic moment in our nation, and I join other Nigerians to commend President Buhari on this announcement. By this move, he has done what previous administrations failed to do. 

"This not only shows that the president is a man of history and character but also eloquently confirms that the heroes of democracy did not die in vain after all," the statement read.