The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom Chapter has said declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria is not a campaign strategy ahead of 2019 elections.
It, therefore, urged Nigerians discountenance insinuations to that effect, saying that the development was for all lovers of democracy.
A statement in Abuja on Thursday by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Jacob Ogunseye, quoted leader of the chapter, Ade Omole, as saying that the recognition of June 12 was long overdue.
In the statement, Omole said that it was only a President with a large heart that could take such a decision, adding Nigerians in the Diaspora were very pleased with the development.
He added that by the action, Buhari had treaded where others could not since democratisation of Nigeria in the last 18 years.
He lauded the President for the decision to posthumously confer the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) honour on late MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.