Buhari Did president wear same outfit to two consecutive UNGAs?

We've noticed some striking resemblance in President Buhari's outfits year after year. A good thing?

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President Buhari and his delegation at the 72nd session of the UNGA play

President Buhari and his delegation at the 72nd session of the UNGA

(Ayobami Oyalowo @Ayourb)
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President Muhammadu Buhari's style is often a lesson in simplicity--a Kaftan, that white inner turtle neck and a pair of Sandal.

And he's good to go.

As our editorial team went through the president's pictures from the previous United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and this year's, we couldn't help noticing that Buhari's fashion sense hasn't evolved that much. If anything, he's stuck to the basics of his appearance to the minutest detail.

This is President Muhammadu Buhari at the 71st session of the UNGA in 2016:

President Muhammadu Buhari at UNGA 71 play Buhari at 2016 UNGA (Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN)

Seeing as we are sorta colour blind in the News category, we consulted our Style Editor who says this outfit is brown. But we'll let you be the judge as you look at Buhari's outfit from the 72nd session of the UNGA in 2017.

Here you go:

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the United Nations General Assembly September 19, 2017, at the United Nations in New York. play Buhari at 72nd UNGA (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

And there's this:

Buhari at the 72nd session of the UNGA play Buhari and his team at UNGA (Presidency)

And this, still from this year's UNGA:

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the 72nd session of the United Nations' General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 play President Buhari at the UNGA (Twitter/@pass_blue)

Different colours from this?

President Muhammadu Buhari during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, on September 20, 2016 play Buhari at 71st UNGA (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ok, confused yet? Don't worry, you're in good company. Maybe we are just a bunch of colour blind moda f***.

One thing we do know is that the president's stylist probably does a good job of using different colours to produce the same outfits--complete with the same thread patterns and all.

And that's a good thing. Yes? Consider this as well...

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI BEING RECEIVED BY MINISTERS AND PRESIDENTIAL AIDES AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK FOR THE 72ND SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY play President Muhammadu Buhari (NAN)

President Buhari's fashion style and life choices can be pretty modest, you've got to agree.

For instance, we hear that Buhari's delegation to the 72nd session of the UNGA is the smallest out there and that he arrived his New York Hotel ahead of the talks, in a regular car with just three other cars on the convoy.

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According to Aliyu Abdullahi who is a public affairs analyst, "at the Hotel Millennium UN Plaza in New York, guests and dignitaries who thronged out to catch a glimpse of the world leaders, were shocked when the Nigerian president arrived in a convoy of only four vehicles as against at least 30 vehicles and outriders in which Nigerian leaders arrived in the past.

"On arrival at the hotel, the first car on the convoy of President Buhari to pull up, was a Saloon car that conveyed him and his ADC, the second was a black Wagon bus, a third car trailed behind while the fourth had the American FBI inside.

President Muhammadu Buhari play Buhari in a similar outfit (Bayo Omoboriowo)

 

"The Wagon bus had Femi Adesina who is the president's spokesman, Bayo Omoboriowo who is the president's photographer, Abba Sarki who is the president's Senior Special Assistant (Domestic), two journalists which includes Adamu Sambo of NTA and Gloria Ume-Uzoke of ChannelsTV, their cameramen and three DSS personnel.

"A national of Saudi Arabia who was at the hotel to catch a glimpse of President Buhari wondered why Nigeria had such a small delegation and had to inquire if Nigeria was still in a recession.

Bayo Omoboriowo, the photographer for President Buhari play Bayo Omoboriowo is President Buhari's photographer (Naija Loaded )

 

"In contrast, when the president of Senegal arrived in his hotel in New York for the same meeting, a long convoy of vehicles and not less than 50 officials from that country, accompanied him. Aside from the huge crowd that awaited him, there was merriment, singing and dancing".

President Buhari addressed world leaders at the UNGA on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

His speech dwelt on nuclear enrichment in North Korea, the Boko Haram insurgency, the humanitarian crises across the globe and Africa's determination to uphold tenets of democracy.

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