Former Nigeria’s president Olusegun Obasanjo becomes the first African to be appointed at the 32nd annual plenary meeting of world ex-presidents in Newport, United Kingdom.
He takes over from Franz Vranitzky a former chancellor of Austria(1986-1996) before he later becomes chairman of world ex-presidents on 1st July 2010 till this June 2017.
Past and present chairmen of the council:
(1)Helmut Schmidt of Germany
(2)Malcolm Fraser of Australia
(3)Jean Chretien of Canada
(4)Franz Vranitzky of Australia
(5) Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria