Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan joined some Peoples Democratic Party leaders to visit the palace of Lamido of Adamawa in Yola on Sunday.

The visit was to celebrate with Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, who was formally turbaned as the seventh Waziri of Adamawa Emirate.

The position of Waziri makes the former Vice-President next to the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo, in the hierarchy.

The turbaning ceremony was graced by Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, former Vice President Namadi Sambo as well as governors of Gombe, Taraba, Sokoto and Bayelsa States.

In his remarks, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the FCT Minister, Musa Bello, congratulated Atiku for the esteemed position given him and wished him a successful reign.

In his own remarks, Obasanjo, commended Lamido for upgrading Atiku from Turaki to Waziri.

“I assure you that he will carry out his tasks with dignity, respect, honour and you will be proud of him,” Obasanjo said.

Atiku becomes Waziri Adamawa

Obasanjo also assured the Lamido of Adamawa that Atiku would not disappoint the country when he eventually becomes the President in 2019.

In his acceptance speech, Atiku assured the emirate council and traditional institution of his commitment to continue to work for peace and unity of the emirate and the nation in general.

After the turbaning, Obasanjo, Jonathan and Atiku rode in the same bus with some governors to the home of the former Vice President for lunch before leaving for the Yola International airport.

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