Following his victory at the recent Presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari would be sworn in as Nigeria’s president today.
He is taking over from Goodluck Jonathan who has led the country since the death of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2010.
His swearing-in makes history as Nigeria’s first switch of power from a ruling party to an opposition.
Mr. Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party has ruled Nigeria since 1999 when the country returned to democracy. Mr. Buhari belongs to the All Progressives Congress.
It will also be Mr. Buhari’s second time ruling Nigeria. He seized power through a military coup in 1983 but was toppled by another coup in 1985.
Our reporters are at the venue of the event and will bring you live updates and details from the venue of the ceremony.
As Jonathan Heads For Bayelsa
Accreditation of journalists for Mr. Jonathan’s homecoming ongoing at the state’s Ministry of Information. Officials say “only 60” journalists will be accredited for the event.
Mr. Jonathan is expected to arrive in Yenagoa by 3 p.m., a ministry official said.