Nigeria’s President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that whether he relocate to Daura or Niger Republic, he should always expect a knocks on his door.
According to the former governor of Lagos State, yesterday, he said he understands the magnitude of the tasks ahead as he prepares to take on the mantle of leadership, assuring that he would not disappoint Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu spoke, yesterday, after being conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, GCFR, the highest national honour by President Buhari, in Abuja.
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While Senator Kashim Shettima, the vice president-elect, was equally bestowed with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON.
Tinubu, who was declared winner of the February 25 presidential election after defeating Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), told President Buhari to “expect knocks” on his door.
According to him, he taunted the outgoing president that he might chose to relocates to Daura or Niger Republic but he will always call in him.
“I understand the honour given to me today and the magnitude of the task ahead; whether you go to Daura or Niger Republic, expect knocks on your doors,” he said
He added, “I am a simple man who is the beneficiary of the support and goodwill of the people of Nigeria.
“The people have put their trust in us. You have done your part Mr. President.
“Now, that great duty descends on me. I understand the meaning of the honour given to me today and of the task that awaits.
“I must run this race and must do it well. On security, the economy, agriculture, jobs, education, health and power and in all other sectors we must make headway. The people deserve no less. In this, I shall disappoint neither them nor you, Mr. President.”
“Our way shall not always be smooth. Yet we are imbued with faith in our purpose and a firm belief in our collective ability to overcome the challenges that confront us.”
“President Buhari, you have shown courage in taking tough decisions others avoided.”
“One such decision was to recognise the injustice of the annulment of the 1993 election, to designate June 12 as Democracy Day, and to bestow the nation’s highest honour on the late MKO Abiola.”
“As much as anyone could, you reached back into history to set the record straight and heal a festering wound.”
“The justice you did in this matter lends special meaning to today.”