Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was on Sunday, 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 of the emirate.
Speaking at the ceremony, former president Olusegun 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.
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.
The ceremony was attended by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu D.ra, former president Goodluck Jonathan, his former Vice, Namadi Sambo as well as governors of Gombe, Taraba, Sokoto and Bayelsa states.