In February 2019 he was re-elected for a second term, defeating Atiku Abubakar from the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Dozens of people were killed in the lead-up to the last election, which was also delayed by a week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Four people, including the late Akinwale, were said to be among the occupants of a vehicle belonging to the NTA Staff when the convoy of the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi rammed on the Toyota Camry of a Traditional monarch, Oba Taofeek Olaposi, who was coming from Osun State, and heading to Akure.
Increasing competition for land and resources (exacerbated by climate change) has resulted in clashes between Fulani herders and local farmers throughout many of the central and northern states.
The violence escalated significantly in 2018 and more than 2,000 people were killed in the resource-based conflict.
Earlier this week, a lawmaker was abducted from his house in Sokoto state.
At least seven people have been kidnapped whilst travelling along the Abuja-Kaduna highway in central Nigeria.
Buhari's success in both elections was linked to his reputation of being tough on corruption, although critics claim he has used this stance to silence political opponents while ignoring corruption among his allies.
He also claimed during his first term that the militant group Boko Haram had been defeated.Premium Times reported that Kenneth Udeze was abducted on Friday morning outside a bank in Dutse Alhaji.According to his wife, Udeze was with his driver when he was taken. Prominent party members and community leaders are often kidnapped in Nigeria.In March 2015 former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari was elected as the president of Nigeria, defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.It was the first time in the country’s 55-year history that a ruling party was ousted at the ballot box.Although the military has made significant progress against the group, they continue to carry out attacks across the north-east of the country.