TBT – 8 Beautiful Pictures from the Nigerian Presidential Transition


September 3, 2015


Nigeria made history a few months ago when Muhammadu Buhari became the first politician to ever unseat a president at the ballot box, and almost as impressive as that feat, was the peaceful relinquishing of power by the sitting president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

The super talented @TYBello was present at the memorable transition, and as we edge closer to Buhari’s 100th day in office, we decided to gather our favorite pictures from the event for our not-so throwback Thursday:

1. This awesome shot of our President, Muhammadu Buhari.

2. The one of our Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo.

3. The one of former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

4. This wonderful shot of Nigeria’s past and its future.

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5. This gorgeous shot of Nigeria’s current power couples.

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6. This beautiful exchange between Buhari and GEJ.

BUHARI AND JONATHAN : A BEAUTIFUL EXCHANGE In the last few days ,I was honored to photograph really closely as Nigeria made its final transition from one government to the next.Away from the view of every one,as President Jonathan took President Buhari on a tour of the presidential villa, I witnessed something really Sacred:THEY WERE HOLDING EACH OTHERS HANDS. It was a divine moment…Unguarded .. Side by side: SERVANTS and KINGS. Paving way and making way to and for a greener land . ITS MORNING NIGERIA.. we must wake up …postured to do the same:supporting each other as we walk towards the change we seek. .I will be sharing my photographs of the build up to yesterday's inauguration and also older , unpublished work from the last seven years. I won't be writing as much … I'll just let history speak.May the moments warm our hearts to reflection , pointing us forward. #tybellophotography #photostories #asorock #nigeria #president #buhari #jonathan #tybello #kings #leaders #newday

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7. This one of the ‘Three Kings.

THREE KINGS #tybellophotography #statebox #nigeria #inauguration #captionthis #whatsyourstory

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8. This one of GEJ’s final goodbye.

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To see more gorgeous pictures, go visit TY Bello’s instagram page here, now, don’t forget to share this with your friends and followers.

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