Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One Of These Men Wants To Be President Of Nigeria - Can You Guess?

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Political commentator and writer, Tolu Ogunlesi shared this throwback picture on his Instagram with the caption; "One of these men wants to be president of #Nigeria #spotthefineboy #WomensVoteSorted #Nig2015"

Can you guess which one it is? See below for the answer...

The man in the white suit is Rtd General Muhammadu Buhari, formerly head of state of Nigeria between 1983 and 1985.

This picture was probaly taken between 1976 and 1979 when Buhari was the "Federal Commissioner" or Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources and the head of the newly created Nigerian National Petroleum Corporationunder. He was appointed and held both offices under the then-Head of State General Olusegun Obasanjo.

Buhari also briefly served - between July 1975 and February 1976 - as Governor of the then newly created North-Eastern State during the regime of Murtala Mohammed.

BTW, has anyone noticed that Boko Haram is most pernicious all over the former North-Eastern state - Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Adamawa - that was governed by Buhari in the seventies?

North-Eastern State was created on 27 May 1967 from parts of the Northern Region. Its capital was the city of Maiduguri. On 3 February 1976, the state was divided into Bauchi, Borno and Gongola states. Gombe State was later split out of Bauchi, Yobe State from Borno and Gongola was split into Taraba State and Adamawa State. [wiki]

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