On December 17, 1942, Buhari was born in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Adamu and mother, Zulaihat.
He was Nigeria’s Head of State from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985 after overthrowing the government of President Shehu Shagari in a coup. He got overthrown also in a coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida in 1985.
Nigeria’s opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP today, set aside Political differences to congratulate President Buhari.
On @PdpNigeria on Twitter, they wrote: “Happy 73rd birthday celebration to president Muhammadu Buhari. We wish you long life & good health.”
Happy 73rd birthday celebration to president Muhammadu Buhari. We wish you long life & good health. pic.twitter.com/RbioKsbAYr
— PDP Nigeria (@PdpNigeria) December 17, 2015
Meanwhile, the President is also pictured, flanked by his aides as they presented a birthday gift to the 73-year-old grandfather...