In Igboland, President Buhari dumps traditional attire Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 2, 2021


In Anambra state, the heartbeat of Igboland in southeast Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari did not wear his Igbo traditional attire on Thursday while campaigning.

It was not like this four years ago when Mr Buhari, then opposition candidate, stormed Igboland with a red attire to win the hearts of one of Nigeria’s most influential and vociferous tribes.

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Between then and now, his security forces have crushed a powerful secessionist movement with guns and bloodshed in Igboland.

The vice presidential candidate of the country’s main opposition party is from Anambra state.

Buhari, a northerner, and Igboland seem to have fallen out of love.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI VISIT OBI OF ONISHA. 28. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the Traditional Rulers. With him are Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Nnanyelugo Achebe, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and some clegymen during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Obi of Onitsha as President Buhari flag off South Easy 2019 Presidential Campaign in Onitsha Anambra State. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 24 2019
PRESIDENT BUHARI VISIT OBI OF ONISHA 26. Cross section of traditional rulers during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Obi of Onitsha as President Buhari flag off South Easy 2019 Presidential Campaign in Onitsha Anambra State. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 24 2019
PRESIDENT BUHARI VISIT OBI OF ONITSHA. 29. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Nnanyelugo Achebe, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and some clergymen during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Obi of Onitsha as President Buhari flag off South-East 2019 Presidential Campaign in Onitsha Anambra State. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 24 2019
PRESIDENT BUHARI VISIT OBI OF ONITSHA 24. President Muhammadu Buhari (M) flanked by the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Nnanyelugo Achebe, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and other during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Obi of Onitsha as President Buhari flag off South Easy 2019 Presidential Campaign in Onitsha Anambra State. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 24 2019
PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMISSIONING ZIK MAUSOLEUM 23. L-R; Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige, Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Nnanyelugo Achebe,President Muhammadu Buhari, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and Son of Late Zik during the Commissioning of Zik Mausoleum and Confernce Centre in Onitsha, Anambra State.PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 24 2019
PRESIDENT BUHARI VISIT OBI OF ONITSHA 25. President Muhammadu Buhari (M) flanked by the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Nnanyelugo Achebe, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and other during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Obi of Onitsha as President Buhari flag off South Easy 2019 Presidential Campaign in Onitsha Anambra State. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 24 2019
PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMISSIONING ZIK MAUSOLEUM 23. L-R; Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige, Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Nnanyelugo Achebe,President Muhammadu Buhari, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and Son of Late Zik during the Commissioning of Zik Mausoleum and Confernce Centre in Onitsha, Anambra State.PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 24 2019
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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