Saturday, 30 May 2015

Nigeria has a new President

Pic Credit: Bayo Omoboriowo
On Friday 29th May 2015, Nigeria's new President was sworn-in in a ceremony that symbolized a change of power from one dispensation to another.

Muhammadu Buhari who emerged as the winner of the March 2015 election between two leading rival parties was inaugurated in the nations capital Abuja. In the venue of the inauguration were more than 50 African leaders and representatives including many other dignitaries.

As Buhari takes over from Goodluck Jonathan, he thanked the the former President for paving way for a peaceful transition of power and also gave voters a big acknowledgement for voting the candidate of their choice.

In his inaugural speech, the 72-year-old " Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy,". He added "Insecurity, pervasive corruption, the hitherto unending and seemingly impossible fuel and power shortages are the immediate concerns. We are going to tackle them head on. Nigerians will not regret that they have entrusted national responsibility to us. We must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatism. We can fix our problems."

Here's wishing the new President a peaceful reign with his vice -President.

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