Buhari sworn-in for second term as Nigeria’s president – Independent Observers

Buhari sworn-in for second term as Nigeria’s president

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By Danladi Al-Hassan

President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term in office has taken place at the Eagle Square in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, this Wednesday with a low-key ceremony.

Ibrahim Muhammad, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), administered the oath of office on Buhari and Osinbajo, with their wives standing beside them.

Soon after the swearing in, there was lowering and hoisting of national and defence flags and 21 gun salutes.

Afterwards, the president inspected the guard of honour and acknowledged cheers from the guests.

The event, which was attended by many foreign leaders however, had former Nigerian presidents absent.

The government had earlier announced that the event would be low-key as major parts of the event had been rescheduled for June 12, which has been declared Democracy Day.

Buhari won the February presidential election, defeating dozens of other candidates, including his main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku who polled 11,262,978 votes.

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