Buhari to drop title of general on May 29
President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari
With effect from May 29, 2015, the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will drop the title â€œgeneralâ€ from his name.
The retired Army general, has chosen to be addressed as President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Council, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, on Sunday.
The statement read, â€œAs from May 29, 2015, the President-elect and Vice President- elect are to be respectively known and addressed as Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.â€
The media team also unveiled the official portraits of the incoming President and Vice President.
Buhari is the second retired army general to drop general from their names on assumption of office as President.
The first was General Olusegun Obasanjo who exchanged the title with Chief, on assumption of office as civilian President in 1999.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar also opted to drop â€œAlhajiâ€ from his name during his time as Nigeriaâ€™s Vice President.
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