President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinabjo were on Wednesday in Abuja, sworn-in for a second term in office by the acting Chief Justice of (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad. President Buhari was on Feb. 27, declared winner of Feb. 23 presidential elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Returning Officer for the 2019 presidential elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration.
President Muhammadu Buhari signing of the 2019 Appropriation Bill to law at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 27/05/2019 Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the country’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 11,262,978 votes. Buhari was first inaugurated as President of Nigeria on May 29, 2015, making it the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate was taking over from an incumbent President.