Vice President Dr. Constantino Chiwenga has arrived here to join other leaders attending the inauguration of Nigeria president-elect Bola Tinubu scheduled for Monday.
VP Chiwenga landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport this morning where he was received by Zimbabwean Ambassador to Nigeria Maxwell Ranga, embassy staff, and Nigerian Government officials.
President-elect Tinubu will be sworn into office at Eagle Square in central Abuja alongside vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima.
The inauguration marks the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power in Nigeria and will usher in the West African country’s 16th leader.
Vice President Chiwenga, who is representing President Mnangagwa, will be among other leaders, including Macky Sall of Senegal, George Weah of Liberia, and former Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya who is attending the event.
On Thursday, the president-elect was conferred with the highest national honor of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR), which is exclusively given to presidents. President-elect Tinubu (70), the candidate of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, won the February 25 presidential election, garnering 37 percent of the vote, beating rivals Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party) who polled 29 percent, and Peter Obi (Labour Party) 25 percent.
In other news – Police hunt gang who robbed Hausa trader of $11m
The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for a four-man armed robbery gang that fled with $11 million in Abeokuta, the state capital.
According to reports, the armed robbers, who were dressed in black T-shirts and jeans, with black masks covering their faces, robbed a Hausa trader in a Toyota Venza car in Oke Sokori, Abeokuta North Local Government Area.Learn More