We’ve been bringing you stories and photos from President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Germany where he participated today in the G7 outreach programme.
Yesterday was the reception by the state of Bavaria for Buhari and some other African leaders present. There were some people who complained about the group photo session in which President Buhari stood on the second row.
One social media user argued that “how can the president of Africa’s largest economy stand behind in a group photo session.”
They said that when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan went on a foreign trip in the last year of his presidency and stood isolated from other leaders, his opponents had blasted him then. So it was tit for tat.
Although the two situations and poses are not exactly similar, the argument against ex-Pres. Jonathan seemed silly then as this one against Pres. Buhari most definitely is.
Anyway after the meeting with the G7 leaders today, they all posed for another group photograph and Pres. Buhari was in front this time. Will this put an end to this silly non-issue? I won’t bet on that.
(President Muhammadu Buhari in a group photograph with other world leaders including US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, French President Francoise Hollande, Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalgn of Ethiopia, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Ellen Sirleaf of Liberia, UN Secretary General Mr. Ban ki Moon, Minister-President of the State of Bavaria, Mr Horst Seehofer, Chairperson AU commission Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and President of World Bank Dr. Jim Yong Kim.)