President Buhari At 76
Born on the 17th of December 1942, The President of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria Clocks 76 today!
As the presidents celebrates his 76th years birthday, many congratulatory messages have begun to flow in. And Former military head of state General Ibrahim Babangida was the first to Congratulate President Buhari at 76.
So in his Congratulatory message, he applauded the President for championing focused leadership.
Also, former president Goodluck Jonathan has followed suit, on Sunday, December 16. Jonathan, in the message he signed in Abuja, Thanking God for the president’s health.
So here are the top 5 facts about President Buhari you probably didn’t know.
President Buhari At 76
A Man That Never Gives Up
Did you Know that the president contested for presidency on four different occasions. In 2003, 2007,2011 and 2015. It was in 2015 When he finally won the seat of presidency.
He emerged the President of the nation under ruling party – All progressive Congress (APC).
First To Defeat An Incumbent President
So After failing three times, Buhari finally won the presidential election in 2015. Also making him the first democratically elected president to defeat an incumbent.
He defeated ex-President Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
First Anti-Corruption Champion By African Union (AU)
Initially, at the wake of his administration, President Buhari said his government will focus on the security of lives and properties.
The fight against corruption and the resuscitation of the economy. Though some Nigerians and major opposition parties have accused President Buhari of being selective in the fight against corruption.
It cannot be said that there is no effort at all–whether selective or objective –being decisively taken against the scourge of corruption.
In recognition of his war against corruption, the African Union decorated President Buhari as the Anti-Corruption Champion for the year 2018, making him the first president to be so decorated.
Second Military-Civilian Ruler After Obasanjo
Nearly 30 years after he was ousted from power, and after three failed attempts to return.
President Buhari eventually became the nation’s 15th leader.
He first served as Nigeria’s military ruler (1976–79). After ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, he is the second Nigerian to achieve this feature.
Detained In 1985 For Over Two Years
Buhari was in 1985 detained for over two years by then military president Ibrahim Babangida.
Speaking recently, Buhari harped on how he ended up in jail after arresting and jailing others for corruption-related offences.
Article Source: Legit News Nigeria
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