Muhammadu Yusuf of Niger Republic, on Monday joined top government officials, former Nigerian leaders, state governors, captains of industry and traditional rulers to honour President Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidents of Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon were represented spartan forex their country’s ambassadors in Nigeria at the event held inside the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, attended the event. Organisers said proceeds from the book would be sent to the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps nationwide. N2,500 per copy of hardcover and N10,000 per copy of leather edition. The two presenters of the book, Mr. Tunde Folawiyo and Alhaji Abdusamad Rabiu, promised to donate two copies each to every tertiary institution in Nigeria.
The former President, who defeated Buhari in the 2003 presidential election, said he and the President had had many encounters, most of which saw them holding different positions. Despite being in different camps, however, Obasanjo expressed happiness that he and Buhari who are both retired military generals, did not resort to engaging in gun duel. President Muhammadu Buhari and I have had many encounters, but most times in parallel. Not too long ago, we had a direct opposition at the ballot box.