Just in: Gowon, Shonekan, Tinubu, other dignitaries arrive for Buhari’s inauguration

Just in: Gowon, Shonekan, Tinubu, other dignitaries arrive for Buhari’s inauguration

Dignitaries have started arriving the Eagle Square in Abuja, venue of the May 29 swearing-in ceremony for President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's second term.

Among those who have arrived are a former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon and former head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Daily Trust reports.

Other dignitaries include members of the diplomatic corps, business mogul, Aliko Dangote, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, governors, chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), lawmakers, among others.

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Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida are yet to arrive the venue.

President Buhari had earlier submitted his assets declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau in compliance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Legit.ng notes that submission of assets declaration form, according to Nigeria's constitution, must precede the president's oath-taking which is for Wednesday May 29.

Buhari's completed forms showed no significant changes in assets as declared in 2015 by him. There are no new houses, no new bank accounts at home and abroad and there are no new shares acquired.

Osinbajo has also submitted his assets declaration forms to the CCB. The completed forms were submitted by the senior special assistant to the president on research, legal and compliance matters, office of the vice president, Dr Balkisu Saidu, on behalf of the vice president.

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Compared with the assets Prof. Osinbajo declared in 2015, the forms showed no significant changes in his assets; as there were no new real properties, shareholding or bank accounts.

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