I’m Eager To Go Home And Focus On My Farms, Tend To My Animals – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed eagerness to leave office and go back home in Daura, Katsina state.
Buhari spoke on Tuesday at a farewell meeting with Mary Beth Leonard, the outgoing United States ambassador, at the State House in Abuja.
According to him, he is eager to hand over power and go back home to focus on his farms and tend to his cattle in Daura.
He said, “I plan to be a big landlord back at home, working on my farms and tending to more than 300 animals. I am eager to go.”
Reacting to the just concluded election, Buhari said Nigerians have proved to be capable of choosing who leads them without anyone telling them what to do.
He said Nigeria’s democracy has truly matured, adding that he was quite impressed with the passion for democracy exhibited by Nigerians which was reflected in the choices they made during the elections
“The people are realising their power. Given the chance of a free and fair vote, nobody can tell them what to do,” he said.
“But I am unhappy that some candidates lost in the election. I am inspired by the fact that voters were able to make their own decision, to decide who won and who lost.
“With the currency change, there was no money to spread around but even then, I told voters to take the money and vote according to their consciences.”
Buhari said he was happy with his own role in the election process by staying above board, without meddlesomeness or any form of interference.
He lauded the outgoing ambassador for the enormous achievements recorded in Nigeria-US relations in the three-and-half years she had been in the country.
In her remark, the American ambassador said she was impressed with the progress made in Nigeria-US relations in three–and–half years.
She cited the recent institution of a five-year visa regime between the two countries; active collaboration in security and the supply of military hardware including warplanes and the soon-to-come fighter helicopters; and also cooperation in the health sector to fight HIV and COVID response.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had revealed why he would not live in Abuja after leaving office in May 2023.