One of many causes Nigeria is thought to be the ‘Large of Africa’ is its richness in tradition and heritage.
Proper from time, Nigerian politicians are epitome of luxurious. They like to trip in unique vehicles and like to reside in opulence, this has been confirmed to have lengthy existed even lengthy earlier than independence in Nigeria. However sadly, as luxurious because the lives of those politicians could have been, we wouldn’t have a tradition to keep up lots of their private belongings like vehicles, books, homes amongst others.
TheInfong has determined to deliver you a run down of the lives of the pioneers of Nigerian politics and their as soon as unique rides.
1. Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Chief Obafemi Awolowo is a Nigerian lawyer nicely huge in politics and schooling. He’s the founding father of Motion Group, a political social gathering he based in 1950 in Western Nigeria to take part in Western Regional elections of 1951.
Throughout his tenure as chief and premier, he held the regional ministerial portfolios of native authorities, finance, and financial planning. He was additionally chairman of the Regional Financial Planning Fee.
In the course of the election interval, Chief Obafemi Awolowo used an eight seater Mercedes Benz 230.6. The automotive was used to journey throughout the nation throughout his electioneering marketing campaign in 1979 and 1983. Chief Obafemi Awolowo 230.6 gray Mercedes Benz was purchased by him in 1970 and this was his official automotive till 1983. It featured prominently in his Presidential marketing campaign of 1979 and 1983.
2. Chief Samuel Ládòkè Akíntọ́lá
Born in Ogbomosho of the then Western Area, Samuel Ladoke Akintola is an aristocrat, lawyer and an orator. Hearsay has it that Chief Ladoke Akintola is the primary Nigerian to ever use a proof automotive, this we are able to’t confirm but.
Throughout his reign as premier of Western Nigerian, a Fleetwood limousine was the official automotive of the late Premier of Western Nigeria, Samuel Ladoke Akintola. This may be seen in a personal museum the place it was parked.
3. Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe
The late Nigerian stateman, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe popularly referred to as “Zik”, was the Governor-Basic of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and the primary President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. Thought of a driving power behind the nation’s independence, he got here to be referred to as the “father of Nigerian Nationalism”.
That is Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe’s automotive. He was pushed round throughout a political marketing campaign in 1959. The automotive was noticed throughout a political marketing campaign in 1959 the place he was pushed round by his chauffer.
4. Murtala Muhammed
Basic Murtala Muhammed was a Nigerian politician and the 4th navy Head of State from (eight November 1938 – 13 February 1976). He was a navy dictator till his assassination in 1975.
On Friday 13 February 1976, Muhammed set off for work alongside his standard route on George Avenue. Shortly after eight a.m., his Mercedes Benz automotive travelled slowly within the notorious Lagos visitors close to the Federal Secretariat at Ikoyi in Lagos and a bunch of troopers (members of an abortive coup led by Dimka) emerged from an adjoining petrol station, ambushed the automobile and assassinated Muhammed.
Murtala Muhammed was murdered at 37, collectively withLieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa, his then aide-de-camp, in his black Mercedes Benz saloon automotive on 13 February 1976. The automotive was ambushed en path to his workplace at Dodan Barracks, Lagos. The one seen signal of safety was a pistol carried by his orderly, making his assassination a simple process.
The Mercedes Benz is now with the Nigerian Museum as a supply of vacationer attraction. The automotive is rumoured to draw 2,000 vacationers on a month-to-month foundation.