Seventy-six (76) years old Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in for his second time as president of the largest African country Wednesday morning.
Buhari was sworn in by the country’s Acting Chief Justice, Justice Mohammed Tanko who administered the oath of office at exactly 10:42 am, at the Eagle Square in the nations capital, Abuja.
Based on the Constitution, the President swore that as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria he would discharge his duties to the best of his ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He also swore that he would preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that he would not allow his personal interest to influence his official conduct or official decisions.
Wednesdays ceremony was witnessed by members of the first families including the wives of the President Buhari and Osinbajo, Aisha and Dolapo respectively, were among prominent Nigerians, diplomats, presidents, top government officials and politicians at the ceremony.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo