Former Military Ruler Presents Hope For Democracy In Nigeria
Nigeria is facing a test of its commitment to Democracy, and so far it's passing.By Kate Grumke | May 27, 2015
On Friday, Nigeria's newly elected president Muhammadu Buhari will officially take office. Friday also happens to be a Nigerian holiday, Democracy Day, which celebrates the 1999 end of military rule. (Video via France 24)
That celebration of democracy is something Nigerians are hoping Buhari will honor, especially as the country appears to have had its first peaceful transition between parties.
When Buhari defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in March's election, it was the first time an incumbent president had been defeated in Nigeria's history. (Video via Voice of America)