Buhari’s Presidency: See The Names Of Seven People Buhari Loves And Respects ALot — As Bola Tinubu Top The ListThere are few personalities across Nigeria who the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari holds in very high esteem either because of their long standing relationship with him or because of the ideals they share and their support for his government.Retired General Muhammadu Buhari has arisen as the new hub of power in the country after the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election.Buhari’s victory in the poll after three failures has already caused an intense fightamong different individuals and power bases – all trying to get in with themselves and their cronies into the president-elect political calculus.Check out the list below:1. Bola TinubuAhmed Tinubu, the national leader of the APC, was two terms governor of Lagos State from I999 to 2007.His political penetration, resilience was considered to be highly instrumental to Buhari’s victory at the Lagos APC convention at a time when the APC governors were said to have endorsed their counterpart Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State.He also mobilized the South west APC governors for a robust campaign for Buhari.2. Olusegun ObasanjoEx Nigeria’s president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo played an unintended role in bringing victory to Buhari.Obasanjo’s public dumping from the then ruling Peoples Democratic Congress (PDP) as well as his public endorsement of Buhariis considered to have mounted pressure onthe PDP party before the polls.Former president enjoys wonderful respectfrom president-elect, and he was recently seen to be coming closer to Buhari.3. Rotimi AmaechiRotimi Amaechi, the governor of Rivers state, is one of the Buhari die-hards. He commended himself to the president-elect by serving as Buhari’s pounding ram against PDP and Jonathan in the Niger Delta and in his role as director general of the Buhari presidential campaign.But he didn’t deliver his state to the APC during the presidential and governorship elections because of the famed federal might. Yet, Amaechi stills draws sympathy and marvelous respect from Buhari.4. Atiku AbubakarEx vice-president Atiku Abubakar is another heavy weight that may probably have influence on Buhari.Atiku is seen as one of the most experienced politicians from the North in the APC and therefore could play a key role in the administration.5. Mamman DauraBuhari’s nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, a veteran journalist and industrialist, was, among others, editor of the New Nigerian newspaper and later its managing director.He is believed as one of the rare Buhari’s friends and he was said to be one of the few individuals that played significant rolesduring the Buhari/Idiagbon regime in 1983.6. Ahmed JodaAhmed Joda, one of the surviving figures of Kaduna Mafia, was one of the super enduring secretaries during General Yakubu Gowon regime.He is a close friend of Obasanjo and a former chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).Joda is considered to share same ideals with Buhari when it comes to civil service, policies and governance.7. Halliru DantoroEmir of Borgu Alhaji Halliru Dantoro is a close friend of former military ruler.A former senator, the emir was one of the first traditional rulers that visited Buhari after his victory.Emir Dantoro led his council members on acongratulatory visit to Buhari some days after INEC declared him as winner of the presidential vote.