President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commended Nigerians for electing Bola Tinubu as his successor.
Buhari made the commendation in his farewell speech to Nigerians.
In the farewell broadcast which is one of his assignments as a democratically elected President of Nigeria, Buhari described Tinubu as the best candidate among all the presidential contestants in the 2023 general elections.
According to him, the election was the most keenly contested presidential election since the First Republic.
He argued that the election was a prove that Nigeria’s democracy was getting better.
The president, however, urged Nigerians to capitalise on the power of unity by working together in one spirit and purpose.
Buhari said, “As your President, I call on all of us to bring to bear the strength of our individualism, the power of our unity, the convictions of our beliefs to make Nigeria work better and together with one spirit and one purpose.
“To my brother, friend, and fellow worker in the political terrain for the past 10 years – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I congratulate you on the realisation of your dream, which was propelled by a burning passion to put Nigeria amongst the leading nations of the world.
“You have indeed worked for this day and God has crowned your efforts. I have no doubt that your passion for excellence, reliance on competence, fairness in relationships, commitment to equity, loyalty to the country and desire for Nigeria to be globally relevant would come through for you, under God’s guidance, as you lead our country to levels higher that I am leaving.
“You are the best candidate among all the contestants and Nigerians have chosen well. The last eight years have been an exciting experience in my desire and commitment to see a Nigeria in which public goods and services are available and accessible within a united, peaceful, and secure nation.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi has called on Nigerian leaders to consider the future of the country’s children in all their political decisions.
He noted that the future of Nigerian children must remain a top governance priority to leaders.
Obi said this in his message on the occasion of the country’s 2023 Children’s Day on Saturday.