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June 12: Leaders join Buhari in Aso Rock for gala night 

President Muhammadu Buhari alongside his vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday hosted visiting world leaders to a dinner and gala night to celebrate Nigeria’s Democracy day.

He also unveiled the Photo-Book “Being Buhari”, a historical value covering the last four years of his administration.

Amongst those who were at the gala night were President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz; President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame; President of Liberia, George Weah; President of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso and President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Others are President of Zimbabwe,Emmerson Mnangagwa; President of Senegal,Macky Sall; Prime Minister of Uganda,Ruhakana Rugunda, President of the Gambia Adama Barrow and President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou.

The event which took place at the Conference Center of the Presidential villa, Abuja also played host to former Nigerian Presidents and heads of states, Vice-Presidents, Presidents of courts of appeal and Justices of the supreme Court, chiefs justice of Nigeria, newly elected Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila and the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.

Deputy Senate President,Ovie Omo-Agege and Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase.

Also governors, APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, diplomats, former ministers, among others attended the ceremony.

The security chiefs including; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, attended the ceremony.

The ceremony also had in attendance former members of the Federal Executive Council and will continue today with a fanfare at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

Speaking at the dinner, Secretary of the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha said the maiden celebration of Democracy Day on June 12 was unique and only that it coincided with the election of new leadership of the National Assembly, but it also hosted Presidents and Heads of Government from different countries.

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