As at 10.05 am when President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the venue of the June 12 Democracy day celebration, no former Nigerian Head of State ,in cluding Gowon who was at the May 29 inauguration was seen at the event.
June 12 had been declared the new Democracy day by the President.
The former leaders were by the program to arrive at 9:35 am bit failed to show up till the end of the event.
The world leaders in attendance were President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo; and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
President Macky Sall of Senegal; President Adama Barrow of Gambia; President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic; President José Mário Gómes Vaz of Guinea-Bissau and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic were also present at the celebration.