Obasanjo breaks the record as the first African to be appointed at the 32nd annual plenary meeting of world ex-presidents in Newport, United Kingdom recently.
He takes over from Franz Vranitzky who was a former chancellor of Austria from 1986-1996 before he later became chairman of world ex-presidents chairman on
1st July 2010 and served till June 2015.
Past and present
(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.