Buhari Sworn In As Nigeria’s President

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in as the fifth elected Nigerian President in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT on Friday.

Buhari’s emergence as president, 30-years after Buhari2he left power as military ruler, is historic because it is the first time a candidate of an opposition party would oust a sitting president through a democratic process.

buhari-sworn-i-Buhari of the then opposition All Progressives Congress, APC defeated immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the March 28 Presidential election.

The PDP, which also lost control of both arms of the national assembly and some states of the federation, has promised to bounce back and take over leadership of the country.Buhari3

In his inauguration speech on Friday, May 29, 72-year-old Buhari said as “President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability and in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law.”

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