Various African and world leaders, including the Vice-president of the Republic, Charged with National Defence, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, attended the commemoration, on 12th June, of Democracy Day in Nigeria, a historic date which marks the start of the democratic process in this West African country.
The day is a solemn celebration of the return of constitutional order and the end of the military dictatorship. The celebrations took place in the presence of various African and world leaders, including the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, representing the Equatoguinean Head of State.
The ceremony included a military parade, cultural activities, and a speech by the host President, H. E. Muhammadu Buhari, who decided in 2018 by decree to establish this day to remember the election of President Moshood Abiola, who democratically won the presidential elections in 1994, but never governed and became an icon in the political history of the country. In addition to this recognition, the current Head of State decided to call the Abuja stadium by his name, Moshood Abiola.
The presence of Equatorial Guinea during events on Democracy Day in Nigeria once again shows the depth of diplomatic relations between Malabo and Abuja, which have been strengthened in recent years thanks to the exchange of visits between the two Heads of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and H. E. Muhammadu Buhari.
The two administrations, in addition to an agreement on security to carry out joint maritime patrols, also looked at investment opportunities in the maritime, coast and manufacturing sectors, among others.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office