President Muhammadu Buhari has described the 2019 election as being in the past, and vowed never to disappoint Nigerians who voted for him for a second term.
Buhari stated this in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
According to him, his administration will serve honestly and genuinely, with a focus on unleashing the human and natural potentials of the country for growth. Buhari said:
“The 2019 elections are behind us. Nigerians have spoken, and they have spoken loudly in our favour. It is now time to serve them, and serve well. We will not fail.
“We will serve honestly, genuinely, and with our heart and might. Our country has oscillated for too long at the level of promises and potentials. It is now time to explore and exploit the potentials for the good of all Nigerians, particularly the ordinary people. It shall be accomplished.”
Commending members of the group over their steadfastness, he said, “This group is composed of people who have identified with me since I threw my political hat into the ring in 2002. And they have stood with me through thick and thin, abiding with me in the electoral and legal processes of 2003, 2007, 2011, till God gave us victory in 2015, and also 2019.
“Many more people joined us along the line, and the Centre expands by the day. I salute your faithfulness, your persistency, and your ruggedness. It never ceases to amaze me that you have kept faith, even when I have not given you much, or even anything, in return.”
President Buhari said the group’s interest in the growth and development of the country through good and honest governance, and not personal gains or interests, will be remembered by posterity.