“I have served well, and disappointed no one”- Buhari
In Bauchi on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his claim that he had done his best to serve Nigeria and Nigerians, saying that no one had been let down.
When President Buhari paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Bauchi, His Royal Highness (Dr) Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, while continuing the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential and gubernatorial campaign rallies, he spoke.
The President expressed gratitude for the greeting he received and the ongoing displays of love from Nigerians, noting that the large crowds that greeted him everywhere he went were proof of their sincere devotion and love.
He said, “I normally call on emirs and chiefs, whether on political or personal tours to states to show my gratitude.
“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.
“And the people that turned out to see me were more than what anyone could buy or force and there 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.”
The Emir of Bauchi earlier said in his welcoming speech that it is wonderful when political leaders in a contemporary state system honor the ancient institutions with a courtesy call.
The Emir observed that this served as a tangible example of love and respect for the established institutions.
The Kolmani Integrated Project, he said, was a legacy that Bauchi State and the North-East were grateful for. He congratulated President Buhari for the historic changes that his administration had brought to Bauchi State.
“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,” the Emir said.
He added, “Your determination in this and other areas of governance has been an inspiration to all right-thinking people across the country.”