President Muhammadu Buhari has invited Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana, to the conferment of posthumous Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on the late MKO Abiola.

Both men were key players in the June 12 struggle.

This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in a statement on Friday.

This invitation follows the announcement of June 12 as Democracy Day and National Holiday.

Also, all Governors elected under the Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP) platform, are invited to the investiture scheduled to take place on June 12, 2018, at the State House, Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

Gani Fawehinmi will be honoured as the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) and Ambassador Babagana Kingibe will receive the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

The families of Abiola , Fawehinmi,  and Kingibe were also invited.

Mustapha in the statement also listed members of the National Executive Committee of the SDP including State Chairmen and Secretaries at the time of June 12, 1993.

“Former Senate Presidents – Iyorchia Ayu and Ameh Ebute and Speaker Agunwa Anekwe along with Principal Officers of the National Assembly elected under SDP platform.

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“Speakers of the States Assembly elected under SDP platform

“All Chairmen of the States Traditional Councils from the six South-Western States

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“Also invited are Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogora, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, members of the Federal Executive Council and all State Governors.

“Accommodation has been reserved for all invitees at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Tafawa Balewa Way, area 11, Garki, Abuja from Monday, 11th June 2018.

“Invitation letters have been despatched. However, should the invitation arrive late, this publication serves as a formal invitation.”

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