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Oba Rilwanu Babatunde Has Always Stood For Peace And Development – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has come out to celebrate the Oba of Lagos, Dr. Rilwanu Babatunde, on his 77th birthday.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu revealed this in a recent statement in Abuja.

According to Buhari, he can only commiserate with the traditional ruler on the recent violence that led to the loss of lives and property in Lagos because he has always stood for peace and development of Lagos state.

He added that he will never regret his long association and friendship with the Oba because it has been worth it.

His words, “The President recalled his long association and friendship with the Oba and appreciated the personal role that the latter has played in nurturing the peace and development of Lagos state and nation as a whole.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’Γ©tat. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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