Monday, May 10, 2021

How I want to be remembered – Buhari


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he would want to be remembered as a leader who kept his word that elections in Nigeria must be free, fair and credible.

Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesperson in a statement in Abuja, said President Buhari made this known he received Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State at his private residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday.

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Mr Masari was in Daura to formally inform the president of his election victory in March 9 Governorship poll.

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President Buhari commended Nigerians who heeded to his pre-election appeal to cast their votes peacefully.

The President, who described the governorship and state assembly elections across the country as largely successful said: ‘‘I have maintained a position that elections must be free and fair and people have the right to make their choices and vote their conscience.

“I am happy they understood the message and did just that.

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‘‘Power is a public trust that belongs to the people. Power is not by strength or wisdom but by Providence.

“Elected persons must be fair and just. This is the legacy I want to leave behind. A leader must be fair and just. All leaders should strive to do that,’’ he said.

Mr Masari, who was accompanied by officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, party in the state, thanked the President and the party for the support which led to his decisive victory at the polls.

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The governor pledged to work for the good of the people of the state in line with the vision of the Next Level government at the centre.


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