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General News of Thursday, 28 May 2015


Mahama off to Nigeria for Buhari’s investiture

President John Mahama has left Accra for Abuja-Nigeria for the investiture of the country’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari which comes off tomorrow, May 29,2015.

Buhari, a former Nigerian army general who first won power three decades ago in a military coup, beat the incumbent and main rival President Goodluck Jonathan in a historic presidential election in Africa’s biggest economy.

The 72-year-old stretched Mr Jonathan by about 2 million votes, testament to the faith Nigerians have put in him as a born-again democrat intent on cleaning up Nigeria's perceived corrupt politics.

Nigerian military officers are currently rehearsing at the Eagle Square in Abuja for the part they will play in the activities.

Meanwhile, Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur will act as president as Mr Mahama is expected back home after the ceremony on Friday.