Muhammadu Buhari : From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Muhammadu Buhari (born 17 December 1942) is the President-elect for the Federal Republic of Nigeria
and a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army who was Head of State
of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power
in a military coup d’état.
He also ran unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007
and 2011 elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential
candidate of the All Progressives Congress, for the 2015 elections. A
native of Daura in Katsina State, Buhari is of the Fulani ethnic
background, and his faith is Sunni Islam..