Agence France-Presse quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the military past of Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s new president:

J. Peter Pham, from the Atlantic Council, said: “Buhari may be viewed as a Muslim and a pious one by many Nigerians but he is clearly not Muslim enough for the extremists.

“He is a former military man but it`s been three decades since he`s been in uniform.”Quite simply, many Nigerians had had enough of the PDP, which has been in power for 16 years since the end of decades of military rule.

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