Buhari Officially Sworn In As Nigeria’s President

Muhammadu Buhari took Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance as President and Commander-in-Chief of Nigerian Armed Forces on Friday, 29 May, 2015.

He was immediately sworn in as President while Yemi Osinbajo, who was the first to take oath of office, was also sworn in as Vice President at the glamorous event held at the Eagles Square in Abuja.

The swearing in was attended by many foreign nationals  including United States Secretary of State John Kerry, who represented President Barrack Obama.

President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and leaders from other African countries such as Liberia, Uganda, Ghana and Zimbabwe to mention just a few, as well as former Nigerian Heads of State witnessed the ceremony.
Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took over from former President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples democratic Party, now an opposition party in Nigeria.
After being sworn in, the new President signed the oaths while new National and Armed Forces flags were hoisted signifying beginning of a new era.
Both the immediate and new Presidents thereafter had a warm handshake. As part of the activities marking a new era, President Buhari, stepped forward to release the pigeons and followed by 21 gun salute.
President Buhari was thereafter driven in an open military Land Rover to inspect the officers and men of the Armed Force on parade.


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