Thursday, 11 December 2014

All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate is General Muhammadu Buhari

Major-Gen Muhammadu Buhari

Former head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari was born December 17, 1942 in Daura, Katsina State. He joined the Nigerian Army in 1962. Buhari first came to widespread public attention in 1976 when he became the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources. He had earlier served as Governor of the then North-Eastern State.

Buhari served as the Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), a body created by the government of General Abacha, and funded from the revenue generated by the increase in price of petroleum products, to pursue developmental projects around the country.

He contested the presidential election in 2003 and 2007 (under the platform of the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP). He also contested the 2011 presidential election under the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

Gen Buhari is well regarded as a highly disciplined leader and statesman who abhors corruption. His politics is defined by integrity.

He is married with children.

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