Official Portraits Of The President-Elect And Vice President-Elect Released
This comes as the inauguration ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Abuja, approaches.
The photographs were taken by Bayo Omoboriowo, the StateCraft Inc. photographer responsible for many of the images from the recently concluded election season that culminated in Buhari’s victory.
Buhari won the March 28, 2015 Presidential elections as a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Earlier in the day, President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, had said that he would drop the title “General” from his name immediately after being sworn-in on May 29, 2015.
General Buhari, through his Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said in a one paragraph statement on Sunday, that he would like to be known after the swearing as, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
The statement also stated that the Vice President-elect would also be officially referred to as Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Buhari winner of March 28 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).