Following the successful transition to another democratically elected government last weekend, a political group, Buhari/Osinbajo Youth Advocacy Group, BOYAG, said it has concluded arrangement to honour President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Others to be conferred with the ICON of Democracy Award are All Progressive Congress, APC, controlled states Governors and other agents of change at a grand reception billed for August in Abuja.
According to the National President of BOYAG, Alhaji Hussaini O. Abba, the grand event is to celebrate ‘Change’ in Nigeria, saying the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last election was no mean feat.
Abba explained in a statement that “we believe that those who fought hard to win the election should be celebrated, they are the heroes of democracy in Nigeria”.
“Nigeria youths for the first time in the political history of this country, besides uniting to achieve a goal also saw real politics where a determined group of politicians organized themselves and captured power.
“These politicians are our heroes and they have inspired us a great deal”, the group president added.
He congratulated the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; former vice president Atiku Abubakar; former governors Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and Sam Nda-Isaiah, one of the party’s presidential aspirants, among others for their leadership roles in bringing about the change.
Abba therefore called on them to continue rendering support to the new President so that Nigeria can move forward.
Commenting on the Award ceremony, he said a Central Planning Committee has been inaugurated last month, and would soon pay courtesy visit to all the recipients of the award across the country to intimate them on the event as well as present letters of ratification to them.
The BOYAG president added that the event which would also witness the official launching of the ICONs of Democracy Almanac which he disclosed would be distributed free throughout the country.


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