“I made a promise and pledge that I will serve Nigeria and Nigerians to the best of my ability and so far, I have not disappointed anybody.”
These were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari, when he was in Bauchi State today, January 23, to lead the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential and Gubernatorial Campaign rallies.
He insisted that he has served Nigeria and Nigerians to the best of his ability, declaring that he had not disappointed anyone.
On a courtesy call to the Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu before he moved to the campaign arena, Buhari said: “I like to mention that between 2003 and 2011, I visited all the local governments, and in 2019, when I was seeking my re-election for a second term, I visited all the States of the Federation and the people that turned out to see me were more than what anyone could buy or force.”
He said that because of such show of love by Nigerians, he vowed to serve them to the best of his ability, stressing that he couldn’t have done better than he had done in the last seven years and some months.
The President acknowledged the warm reception accorded him and the continued show of love by Nigerians.
According to him, the huge crowd that welcomed him wherever he went, was a demonstration of genuine love and loyalty.
“I normally call on Emirs and Chiefs, whether on political or personal tours to States to show my gratitude.
This was even as the Emir expressed delight in the visit of the President, saying that it is refreshing to see political leaders in modern state system honouring the traditional institutions with a courtesy call.
He said that such honour is a practical demonstration of love and respect to the traditional institutions, thanking President Buhari for the landmark developments which his administration had brought to Bauchi State.
He said that the Kolmani Integrated Project remained a legacy for which Bauchi State and the North East would remain grateful.
“We cannot thank you enough and we follow the example of our Governor to express our greatest gratitude. We are also pleased that you have kept your promise of reforming the electoral processes through continuous and progressive reforms and by ensuring the independence of the electoral body, of which our son, Professor Mahmood Yakubu is the current head.
“Your determination in this and other areas of governance has been an inspiration to all right-thinking people across the country.”