My1sttoday Politics — Bola Ahmed Tinubu To Be sworn in As Nigerian President After Disputed Election Results
Nigeria President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been sworn into office in the capital Abuja, despite a legal challenge to his election from his oppositions, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi.
The ceremony took place amid extremely tight security and in front of world leaders and dignitaries, such as President Kagame of Rwanda and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa at the 5,000 capacity Eagle Square venue in the Country’s capital, Abuja.
A national public holiday was declared and Nigerians without an invitation told to stay away from the ceremony.
Tinubu becomes the 16th president of Nigeria.
President Bola Tinubu's motorcade parades through Eagle Square.
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His inauguration is the culmination of a life-long ambition to rule Nigeria but he faces huge challenges.
He will have to unite a fractured nation, rescue an ailing economy and fight spiraling insecurity.
Critics and election observers raised concerns about irregularities, violence, corruptions attempts to disenfranchise voters during February’s Election.